I was at the beach today and somehow this came to my mind.
When the Apache Software Foundation was born back in 1999, its sole purpose was to support the development of the Apache HTTP server. One foundation, one project, more or less like the KDE eV and KDE until very recently.
Today I had this vision: should KDE eV go further and become “the Apache Software Foundation of the Qt-related world”?
A few projects that in my humble opinion would fit very well under this new umbrella:
- The community ports of Qt to iPhone, webOS, Haiku, etc
- PySide (the Python Qt bindings that nearly killed PyQt are being killed by Nokia, what an irony)
- A Qt “target” that compiles to an HTTP server that generates AJAX, like Wt does but implemented in terms of Qt (yes, I know about QtWui, creole, etc — all dead)
- … others you propose?
I think that would also make the Akademy’s more interesting, because we would have a lot of conferences on many totally different topics. Lately, when I see the program of Akademy, I feel like “same, again” (maybe because I’m subscribed to many mailing lists and I keep an eye on everything? I don’t know).
What do you think? Should the KDE eV widen its scope and accept other Qt-related projects, even if they are not directly related to KDE?