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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It sounded good until software compilation
by Kalessin on Mon 30th Nov 2009 21:01 UTC
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Talking about the KDE platform and KDE applications makes sens, but I definitely have to say that "KDE Software Compilation" sounds stupid - especially when you start slapping version numbers on it. Why doesn't KDE 4.4 work even with being more explicit about the rest? "KDE Software Compilation 4.4" is way too long. And while abbreviating it to KDE SC 4.4, it just adds extra confusion IMO.

Really, my first reaction is that this is marketing nonsense. I love KDE, but this all seems a little silly to me. KDE doesn't stand for anything anymore: fine. They want to be more explicit about KDE being made up of many different parts: find. They want to make it clear that KDE is more than just a desktop environment: fine. But going and slapping long names on everything just seems stupid to me - especially when you want to slap extra names on the project name itself. It strikes me as extra confusion and no gain.

Well, at least they're not like gnome and claiming that you should pronounce the g. Doing that just makes you look like an idiot to anyone who actually speaks English.

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