Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Nov 2009 00:05 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
KDE We all know what KDE stands for, right? Unless you're new here, you'll know that it stands for the K Desktop Environment. While this certainly covers a large chunk of what KDE stands for, it has increasingly lost its meaning over the past few years. Consequently, the KDE team has decided to 'reposition' the KDE brand.
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RE: Perhaps I'm easily confused
by bralkein on Thu 26th Nov 2009 14:23 UTC in reply to "Perhaps I'm easily confused"
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Yeah, I think this new naming does make more sense. Like Amarok, which under the old labelling is not part of KDE, because it's not part of the release. Except it IS a KDE app. And also it's part of KDE as in KDE the organisaton/community/whatever.

This way is better. KDE is the group. Amarok is part of KDE. Amarok is not part of the KDE Software Compilation, because it has its own release cycle. It's part of the KDE Applications, because that's obvious. Also it's not part of either of the workspaces (Plasma desktop/netbook) which also should be obvious.

Nah I was a bit wary when I first read about this but actually it does seem to remove a lot of confusion and make more sense this way.

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