"Mandriva began life in July 1998 as Linux Mandrake in
France in Gael Duval's bedroom after he ported a KDE 1.0 desktop
onto Red Hat Linux 5.1, uploaded the result onto two FTP servers,
went away on holiday, and came back to find that he had a popular
and successful Linux distribution on his hands.
"Mandriva logo KDE 1.0 had just been released (12 July, 1998),
but Red Hat had yet to include the desktop environment because of
reservations about the licensing of the Qt C++ cross platform GUI
toolkit, on which KDE was built."