"A royal spat has developed between the GNOME and KDE
desktop projects, following a discussion of the relationship
between GNOME and Canonical by Dave Neary of the GNOME Foundation.
"Neary's blog post on March 7 was apparently aimed at defusing a
perception that GNOME was not accepting help from Canonical.
"But, when KDE developer Aaron Seigo responded to Neary, with a
rather straightforward post on his blog, which only reinforced the
perception of GNOME as being stuck in its own routine and being
difficult to deal with, the flames started to fly."