Sunday, July 8th 2007

KDE project is now sponsored by Intel and Novell

The KDE project, which aims to develop a beautiful open-source window manager for *nix, is now sponsored. Both Intel and Novell are funding KDE. Both companies are supporting KDE as patrons, which means they donate €10,000 a year to support the development and maintenance of KDE. Patrons of the project also get to use the fancy K logo on their respective websites.Source: Nordic Hardware
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9 Comments on KDE project is now sponsored by Intel and Novell

#1
Dippyskoodlez
I think this shows Intel's opinions about linux.


They need it.

But so does everyone :D
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#2
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Im literally shocked that Intel is backing KDE.
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#3
Dippyskoodlez
WarEagleAU said:
Im literally shocked that Intel is backing KDE.
what, did you expect Gnome? :roll:
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#4
pt
not a suicide-bomber
is AMD backing anyone?
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#6
Atech
Someone needs to tell the KDE team that the functionality of a terminal cannot be implemented in a GUI. Stop adding so many darned obscure options >_<

Funding's good though. Intel needs software with features that use/need new processors, hence why they invest so much in software development. It's nice to see that investment going into Free software.
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#7
mdm-adph
Atech said:
Someone needs to tell the KDE team that the functionality of a terminal cannot be implemented in a GUI. Stop adding so many darned obscure options >_<
Hear hear -- KDE looks great, but for the average user, it's way too confusing.

Either way, it's cool to see Intel support open-source stuff a little more, though.
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Zero Cool
pt said:
is AMD backing anyone?
with the trouble they are having atm? dont think so :(
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#9
largon
pt said:
is AMD backing anyone?
It just might be that it's AMD who needs someone backing themselves.
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