QT is open source, not proprietary. Also, QT is already a standard component in Linux-based OSes, via the LSB. It's also in Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, etc since forever.
This entire ideological aversion to CLA'd software is bordering on insane. The software is still open source, which is of primary importance, not secondary. Using GTK when there is a known and significantly better alternative is cutting off one's nose to spite the face (ie. self destructive). By choosing GTK, a developer in effect cuts themselves off from a considerably more vibrant development community, a better maintained toolkit, more stability, saner use, better documentation, etc etc.
You can't chage reality: GTK, despite the lack of a CLA, is in a much worse state than QT, whose main developer (Digia) has a CLA. The onus is hence on the anti-CLA brigade to practically demonstrate (not just theoretical mumbo jumbo) that CLA is actively harmful in this case. The evidence is pointing in the other direction: CLA is actually very useful in this case.
Copyright © 2017, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds