Originally posted by asdx
Now, I'm not one to judge, but it would be nice to see less of (at least) the latter. I could stand to see less of the first, as it's off topic, but I at least understand where you're coming from on that one.
(Back on topic,) as far as KDE vs gnome, or Qt vs GTK (when did the discussion switch from desktops to toolkits, or from gnome to desktops in general for that matter?)...they'll each have their own niches. gnome, a more enterprise desktop, will likely stick to desktops (and possibly tablets), whereas KDE (which doesn't appear to have as much use in enterprise settings, not to say that it is unused there) will stretch out more, to other platforms and other operating systems. The toolkits which underlie these DEs will, for obvious reasons, have their development sway somewhat to allow them to function as needed, be that licensing or code wise. I see nothing wrong with either, and don't see why you are all attacking them for what they are (apparently) compelled to do.