Considering how much funding there seems to be for dubious corporate pet projects, I'm still amazed at how little there's to go around for critical infra.
Qt should have been donated to the open-source community by #Nokia with everything, patents etc. included a long time ago, or purchased by some deep pocketed tech company and sponsored as essentially a loss leader in the way many programing language dev teams can afford to have full-time programmers on staff.
Arguably, the #EU itself should be sponsoring the project. It's one of relatively few worldwide technology projects originating in Europe and it would take pennies out of the EU's Science/Research budgets for a decent PR boost, but that would probably be too rational of a decision and a too useful of a project to take under its wings.
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