Focusing on fair and free software licenses is a feature and not a bug.
Tool kits is nothing more than a service to apps. Why on Earth should this layer grow to become a single companys business? The concept of doing marketing for a tool kit and not the whole free Linux stack is a disease. I care about Linux Desktop, not about some tool kit which motives are vastly different than buildong the best possible free Linux Desktop software.
It is not a free community. You can't contribute to Qt Free. You have to contribute to Qt which is non-free.Well luckily it isn't a single company's business but rather a open community with many contributors..
Ok let us make a bet. I provide you with a link where Qt's interests are put ahead of the best practice of Desktop Linux. If I can do that, will you stop using either Linux or Qt?Eh... I don't see there being any conflict between the best intrest of Linux desktop and Qt.
You can NOT contribute free code to Qt. That is was what contributor agreement is about. Qt's community is not free it is more like "work for free".Qt is free software under LGPLv2.1+ and GPLv3 licenses. The Qt commercial licensing doesn't change that.
Sure it does. If Qt's business is orthogonal to Linux's freedom, then it is fair to ask you Qt endorsers to pick future. Either you go Linux or you go Qt. And Im asking if you are ready to do that.That makes absolutely no sense...
The end product is NOT Qt Free. It is Qt. Don't you get it?Only that the end product is under LGPLv2.1 and GPLv3 license... if it ever comes down to it you are free to fork it.
Excluding open source contributors why deny to sign the contributor agreement is NOT what I would call "openly developed".Linux is a kernel and Qt is an application framework; they aren't mutually exclusive. Both are openly developed open source software.
I gave two examples of GNOME developers doing upstream work on Wayland/Weston. Get it?That doesn't mean that Gnome is leading the Wayland developement... It's for the most part developed by Intel and Collabora not by Gnome project.