Welcome Qt!

A few days ago we announced some rather big changes changes to Gitorious and today we have the pleasure to announce who funded all this work.

A few months ago I was invited to the Qt offices, and showed me their own internal installation of Gitorious. As it turned out, the wanted to use Gitorious as a platform for their contribution model towards the LGPL licenced Qt 4.5 and beyond.

So for the past months we (as in Shortcut) have been hard at work implementing the features needed to support such a contribution model for Qt. Be sure to checkout their introduction to the contribution model and the blog post telling a little bit more of the story behind this. Because Gitorious is open source, these changes are now available for both Gitorious.org users and anyone else using the Gitorious code base.

But, we didn’t just stop there. As of today, Qt is now a premium hosting customer, meaning that they get their own branding on any projects associated with them, just head over to qt.gitorious.org to see what they’re up to across their projects.

It might be worth it to make a point out of the fact that in no way is Gitorious excluding anyone who isn’t related to Qt, it’s just that it makes sense for them to be part of an open source ecosystem such as Gitorious. We’re still welcoming everyone with open arms.
Because Gitorious.org is now run by Shortcut, we also offer commercial support and custom installations similar to what we’ve done for Qt.

Qt has been an absolute pleasure to work with and we still got some big things left to do on Gitorious together with them!

5 Comments

  1. Posted May 11, 2009 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    This is really fantastic news. This can only make both Qt and Gitorious so much better.

  2. Thomas
    Posted May 11, 2009 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Wow, these are great news! Congratulations.


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