Why KDE4 is called KDE?

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 10 16:38:25 GMT 2009

On Thursday 10 December 2009 14:07:53 Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > Personally I'm sick of hearing people say what programmers should be
> > doing.
> How is that any different that people saying what politicians should
> be doing? Does that make you sick as well? 

Well, one obvious difference is that our politicians are paid out of our 
taxes.  We are, in a sense, their employers.

> Both are professions that
> we depend upon, even if it is not every single citizen's area of
> expertise. And we are just as "able" to change the government in a
> democracy (I believe that Anne does live in a democratic nation) as we
> are "able" to alter the source code of KDE.
I honestly don't mind that people don't agree with me, but I do mind that they 
can't just say so, once, then stop.  And I do mind that they think they have a 
right to tell other people what to do in their leisure time.

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