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ZDNet: KDE backers to form a league of their own; KDE League comparable to GNOME Foundation

Nov 13, 2000, 23:58 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"On Wednesday at Fall Comdex, the backers of the KDE Linux desktop environment are expected to band together and form a corporate-backed group to push KDE as a viable alternative to GNOME. The formation of the so-called KDE League is expected to provide K Desktop Environment (KDE) with the same kind of big-named backing as garnered by GNOME in August, when it announced a slew of companies who united to create the GNOME Foundation."

"Many of the same companies that lent their name to the GNOME cause are also expected to be on hand when KDE rolls out its organization. Expected KDE League founders include Caldera, Compaq Computer Corp., (NYSE: CPQ), Corel Corp., IBM Corp., SuSE, and TrollTech, according to sources."

"These companies are expected to contribute to the KDE Project, the group of hackers who have built the KDE environment, various open-source products and technologies."

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