Why KDE4 is called KDE?

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Wed Dec 9 00:16:31 GMT 2009

Anne Wilson posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2009 17:47:02 +0000 as excerpted:

> On Tuesday 08 December 2009 05:04:09 Kishore wrote:
>> On Tuesday 08 Dec 2009 12:10:20 am Duncan wrote:
>> > 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 whatsoever.

Thanks.  As I've mentioned elsewhere, I'm way behind on my kde-planet 
stuff, the dot, etc.  There's likely more there, if I ever catch up.  
When/if I get to that, I'll have a better understanding of it, as what 
I've read to date is just the H-Online and similar coverage.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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