What specific examples are you referring to? For most of the examples I have seen people list the KDE version actually came first.
Originally Posted by zanny
For example, as far as I have been able to determine KIO predates FUSE by at least 3 years. Similarly KOffice predates openOffice.org, konqueror predates firefox, khtml predates gecko (and webkit is a fork of khtml), and nepomuk predates tracker.
The only major example I am aware of where KDE re-implemented something that was already available was with kwin's compositor vs. compiz, and all the problems compiz faced until Ubuntu took them over demonstrated that was a good decision. Of course there may be some third-party projects that created a KDE implementation of an existing piece of software, but it doesn't appear to be any more common than with other toolkits.
Last edited by TheBlackCat; 01-03-2013 at 11:52 PM.
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