With that comment in mind. I think it would behoove us all if we took a closer look at how the KDE based OS is constructed and applications delivered for the newly announced Spark device.
I'm not sure the Spark device's OS is going to be delivered like a tradition "distribution" in the Kubuntu sense. I admit I don't fully understand who is responsible for maintaining the OS image and updates for the device yet. Based on bits produced by the mer project, but I'm not sure yet who is responsible for the image QA. Clearly the app delivery system is going to be established outside of mer.
I would imagine Gnome project devs are going to look very closely at the Spark device and try to figure out a way to deliver a similar direct to consumer product for the GNOME OS concept.