“A letter was received by one member of the KDE development team asking the KDE Project to use Red Hat Linux on machines at LWCE and to display RedHat’s shadow man logo on those machines. In exchange, the letter from RedHat explained, KDE would “benefit from many valuable marketing benefits in our booth, on our website, and in our newsletter.” […] At press time, Open for Business was unaware of any response by Mann or others at RedHat concerning this PR disaster. It does, however, raise an interesting question of what the software vendor hopes to accomplish with its continuing near boycotting of KDE. […] As Red Hat’s might is considerably weaker in the desktop segment, with its preferred desktop (GNOME) taking only about 20% of the desktop market versus KDE’s over 50%, they would be wise to change course. […] While being at 70% market share 2-3 years ago, Red Hat hardly enjoys more than 25% [of the Linux] market share nowdays.” Read the whole story about the PR fiasko at OfB.