Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Aug 2007 22:10 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux It is not too surprising that Ubuntu came in first in's 2007 Desktop Linux Market Survey, or that Firefox was the topmost browser by far. More interesting is that for the first time ever in the site's annual surveys, GNOME surpassed KDE among desktop environments (45% over 35%), with Xfce a solid third (8%).
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RE[5]: Gnome is back
by anda_skoa on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 18:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Gnome is back"
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As to licensing, Gnome has a policy that its libraries be LGPL or some similar license (less restrictive than GPL)

Same for KDE see (3) in this document

DCOP, if I remember correctly, linked to Qt and serves as a good example.

DCOP is actually a bad example, since it is a communication protocol and can therefore be implemented with basically any kind of technology that can operate on raw data.

Basically like the Mono and Java implementations of D-Bus are directly implementing the "wire" protocol instead of mapping to the base library.

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