Readers have been writing in that ZDNet is currently reporting on a rumoured KDE League that will go head-to-head with the GNOME Foundation. LinuxToday has picked up the story, including a link to a statement by Kurt Granroth.
Trolltech and Qt have been getting some good press and support lately. The latest good news includes a strategic alliance with Loki to develop Linux applications. The LinuxToday article is here and the full announce here. KDE is also potentially a big winner because it is quite easy for application developers to provide a KDE-enhanced version of a Qt app.
Trolltech has announced that Qt 2.2 will be released under the GPL! Read what LinuxPlanet/LinuxToday has to say about this here, ZDNet also reports, and an editorial by Matthias Ettrich and Eirik Eng here.
The KDE Core Team took a break from coding and wrote up an official response to the whole GNOME foundation thing. It wouldn't have been necessary if not for the endless questions and misinformation about the project ever since the original announcement.