The KDE vs. GNOME Schism In Free Software
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 27 September 2011 at 12:42 PM EDT. 126 Comments
For those looking for an interesting read today, Martin Gräßlin, the maintainer of KDE's KWin and known for his insightful blog posts, has written about fighting the schism in free software; in particular, the KDE vs. GNOME battle.

Martin writes that the schism between different Linux desktop environments is still in place. Martin also calls for greater collaboration between the GNOME and KDE projects. "I hope that also the two organizations around KDE and GNOME can help to make a united vision come true. Why is there no mention of GNOME on the KDE web site? Why is there no mention of KDE on the GNOME web site? Why are release notes of GNOME not published on the KDE news site, isn’t it a news worthy event if our collaborators have a release? Why is it so strange that a picture of a GNOME developer is in a release note of KDE that it has to be mentioned in a keynote at Desktop Summit? Such collaborations should be normal and nothing which needs to be mentioned."

Read more in Martin's blog post.

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