I realise I haven’t blogged about Open Governance since I announced it last year. The reason I haven’t blogged since then was because the discussions were happening in the Qt Open Governance mailing list, which is free for subscription and publicly archived, so I figured that people who wanted to participate would join the mailing list. In the meantime, there were no finalised results to publish, so no blogging.
However, if you are subscribed to the mailing list, you’ll know that the discussions began to subside once we approached consensus on topics. That’s a sign that the discussion phase is over. Inside the Qt Development Frameworks, we have begun moving from that to the implementation phase.
The project is moving along steadily. Since the beginning of the year, we have even had outside help to help us accomplish the goals. We’ll soon have more news on other areas of the project, on follow-up posts to this one.
Still, I feel like I should point out that the Qt Contributor’s Summit is part of this process too. We’d like to have in Berlin people who are part or want to be part of the Qt Open Governance — that’s what the definition of Contributor is. In fact, many of our teams are gearing up and proposing sessions for discussing their own work. After all, whenever that work is about Qt itself, it’s relevant for Open Governance.
If you have not yet requested an invitation, please do it now. We do want to ensure that the relevant people are present and if you’ve been participating in Open Governance, that probably includes you. We also have a limited budget for funding people who can’t otherwise afford to come, so we need to plan it out.
Finally, note that the Modularisation of the Qt repositories is about to land. Once it does, the code structure will start to resemble more closely the desired Open Governance structure.