"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
"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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