[quote author=Lovechild link=board=6;threadid=6286;start=0#59420 date=1044516976]
Okay, about the unfreeness of KDE - not true.
The issue was that the QT license (the toolkit on which KDE is build) was incompatible with the GPL, it was still considered free software (check with the GNU free software license roundup).
KDE has never been potentially unfree, never - it was incompatible with certain aspects of the GPL, mainly the fact that all patches had to be submitted to Trolltech and they decided weither or not it got in the mainline distribution.
Right now the bulk of KDE is GPLed including QT, which is more than GNOME has present - since GNOME is largely covered by the LGPL, so if licensing really is an issue for you - you should infact go with KDE.