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Upside: KDE League looks much like Gnome Foundation

Nov 17, 2000, 19:50 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)

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"If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Gnome developers must be feeling pretty flattered right now."

"On Wednesday a collection of software developers and businesses associated with KDE, the graphic user interface program designed to improve the user friendliness of the GNU/Linux operating system, banded together at the Las Vegas Comdex show to announce the creation of the KDE League."

"Although the press conference had absolutely nothing to do with the Gnome project, a separate Linux user interface effort whose developers and users have maintained a spirited rivalry with the KDE camp for two years running, the timing was unfortunate. After all, it was only three months ago that Gnome developers and business partners were joining together at the San Jose Linux World to announce a similar cross-industry effort dubbed the Gnome Foundation. The fact that a number of companies, such as IBM (IBM), Hewlett-Packard (HWP) and Compaq (CPQ), had representatives at both press conferences added to the feeling of deja vu."

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