[Development] Renamed: Running a service for Qt community

Kai Köhne Kai.Koehne at qt.io
Fri May 21 14:57:42 CEST 2021

> From: Development <development-bounces at qt-project.org> On Behalf Of Benjamin TERRIER
> Subject: Re: [Development] Renamed: Running a service for Qt community
> On Thu, 20 May 2021 at 17:18, Jason H <mailto:jhihn at gmx.com> wrote:
>> Anyway, these issues aren't insurmountable, apparently they can be changed with the stroke of a pen. (Where is Qt's Open Governance? - still think I misunderstood what that was about)
> Since TQC alone can decide that the Qt Project won't release Qt 5.15.3+  without consulting the mailing list and going through the lazy consensus decision process, I think it's safe to say that Open Governance is dead.

I don't claim that the LTS decision was fully in line with the Open Governance process as stated in https://quips-qt-io.herokuapp.com/quip-0002.html .

But Open Governance is IMO serving the purpose of steering the development of the Qt code quite well. I think we can do better in also discussing designs etc on the mailing list, but well...
> Can we conclude that contributions from outside the company are going to be nearly
> non-existent?

I hope not 😊 You can check out some statistics about code contributions at qt-project.org . There's also Thiago's generated statistics : https://macieira.org/~thiago/qt-stats/current/ .


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