Canonical Says Goodbye To Kubuntu
Canonical has decided not to further fund Kubuntu. Instead they will be devoting all their energies and money on the GNOME/Unity version of Ubuntu Linux. This of course does not mean the end of the road for Kubuntu which is the KDE version of the popular Linux desktop Ubuntu. It just means from now on, the Kubuntu developers have to fend for themselves or find another patron to support the project.
Canonical wants to treat Kubuntu in the same way as the other community flavors such as Edubuntu, Lubuntu, and Xubuntu, and support the projects with infrastructure.
Now KDE fans have nothing to worry about. You can still install KDE in Ubuntu Desktop. More over, there are other KDE centric Linux distributions such as OpenSuSE, PCLinuxOS, Arch Linux, Slackware and so on that can fill the gap that Kubuntu might vacate.
[Source : blogs.kde.org]