"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
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