Thursday, October 01, 2009

How GNOME and KDE spend their money -- and perhaps more importantly, where they get it from.

Quarterly reports are the stuff of business. In most people's minds, they are as far from the spirit of free and open source software (FOSS) as anyone can imagine. All the same, as non-profit organizations, many FOSS projects issue them. And while your first reaction may be to avoid quarterly reports, they can give some insights into projects, especially if you read between the lines.

The short answer here is that GNOME seems to have more corporate sponsors, while KDE is propped up by individual donations.

And lucky for us, both appear to be doing fine...

Posted via web from Andrew Currie on Posterous