[quote author=Schotty link=board=13;threadid=4397;start=0#43824 date=1028052168]
To me neither side acted very mature here. They both need to get their butts spanked. Too bad too, KDE and RedHat could have both benefitted greatly from the idea. Oh well, its just another case of the community screwing itself. [/quote]
It's human nature. Most people look out for themselves. RH obviously didn't care about KDE, but they wanted to be able to say that x% of the computers there were running RH. Makes sense from their point of view. KDE get's the email(that was sent to a lot of people) they get a little irritated since RH mostly ignores them, but sees it as a chance to get a computer, they try, RH refuses to give them special treatment. They said that it was too close to the date, and all their PCs were gone. Makes sense. They can't go buy one for KDE. They'll have to buy one for everybody. KDE get's mad.
What could've been done here? RH not even ask KDE. Doesn't seem fair if they don't support them. But I don't think they should've given them a pc if they weren't giving them to "everybody" else.
Personally, I think the article was very biased, and I was suprised when I read the transcript, because it was nearly as nasty as I expected from reading the article.