Debian Weekly News confirms it: "KDE packages are pouring into Debian. All of the core of KDE is already present in unstable, and more packages are sure to follow. This unexpected turn of events is due to a change in the license of Qt 2.2 -- Troll Tech released it dual-licensed under the GPL -- the KDE licensing issue is finally resolved." They have a lot of catching up to do if the ~700 KDE apps catalogued by apps.kde.com are any indication.
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.