ZDNet: Open source: KDE hits back at GNOME

KDE doesn’t want a corporate-backed foundation taking
charge of its desktop environment. But that isn’t stopping the
group from assembling a body to go head-to-head with the Gnome

“When the GNOME Foundation was born a few weeks ago, rivals at
the KDE Project said, in a Web posting for all to see: We don’t
need no stinking foundation.”

“But it seems the powers behind KDE may be rethinking that
strategy, according to sources claiming familiarity with the
open-source group’s plans.”

“KDE is now contemplating the creation of some kind of
foundation-like entity — which some are calling the KDE League —
to spearhead the direction and development of the K Desktop

“At the heart of the KDE vs. GNOME battle is the increasingly
heated question of how much power corporations should have over the
future of open source.”


Get the Free Newsletter!

Subscribe to Developer Insider for top news, trends, & analysis