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Gran Canaria Desktop Summit: KDE and Gnome Formulate Common Goals

Jul 06, 2009, 12:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mathias Huber)

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"When KDE chiefs Adriaan de Groot and Sebastian Kuegler, together with Gnome's Dave Neary and Federico Mena met the press, Kuegler explained the idea for a joint desktop conference was born two years ago and is meant to save developers from having to travel to two conferences. Neary added that, now at last, they have found the right meeting place for all those working on free desktops.

"That each project has its own identity is shown by the fact that, at this year's conference, the projects have again kept their individual titles, Akademy and Guadec. Meeting in person is important for the participants and according to Kuegler, to 90%, they are all working on the same goals. Also, the projects want to show that open source desktops are powered by a strong movement of dedicated developers and not just a bunch of nerds."

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