Why KDE4 is called KDE?

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 8 17:47:02 GMT 2009

On Tuesday 08 December 2009 05:04:09 Kishore wrote:
> On Tuesday 08 Dec 2009 12:10:20 am Duncan wrote:
> > Istvan Gabor posted on Mon, 07 Dec 2009 18:04:53 +0100 as excerpted:
> > > I would like to ask KDE4 developers, on what bases do they call KDE4
> > > KDE.
> >
> > As a matter of fact... the name did officially change, recently.  While
> > before, KDE stood for K Desktop Environment, now, KDE (the initials
> > apparently standing for nothing in particular) is the platform, and the
> > KDE Software Collection (that is KDE SC or KDE-SC, I'm not sure what the
> > official abbreviated form is) is the new term for what was formerly
> > referred to as KDE.
> KDE Software Compilation (not collection)
And KDE is the community - that is everyone who contributes in any way, be it 
as developer, documenter, translator, packager, user who contributes to bug 
reports and investigations, and anyone else contributing in any way 

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