i'm with the KDE guys on this one
KDE continiously gets support from Suse and Mandrake and some other distro's
Redhat however doesn't do shit for KDE, yet they want them to use Redhat at the event. KDE in response says "fine, provide us with a computer with redhat on it and we'll do it"
what the transcript doesn't show however, is that Suse usually sponsors a lot of KDE events and provides them with hardware and other things whenever they go to an event or organise one.
so basically, i think the KDE people are right because why would they wanna help redhat out if redhat is known for shipping problematic versions of KDE and basically trying to ruin their reputation with their faulty KDE versions in their distro? redhat wants them to promote redhat, but redhat doesn't wanna promote KDE... never has either. So considering the fact that the other computers that will be used by the KDE team at the event are sponsored by Suse and Mandrake, i think it's only fair that Redhat provides them with a box for the event if they want KDE to promote Redhat.