September 26, 2002
Mandrake 9.0 released, Red Hat 8.0 to follow
Open for Business notes the release of the new Mandrake and the pending release of the controversial "Null" version of Red Hat. " A damper was put on the release today when RedHat's only vocal KDE supporter, Bernhard "bero" Rosenkraenzer, announced he was resigning in protest of what he termed as the release of a "crippleware" version of KDE. KDE, which stands for the K Desktop Environment, is Linux's most popular desktop, and is the defacto standard GUI in all of the popular commercial distributions other than RedHat."
Link: Open for Business