The KDE Free Qt Foundation

The KDE Free Qt Foundation, established 25 years ago, stands as a pivotal guardian of the Qt toolkit’s availability as an open-source choice for software development.

As the backbone of numerous open-source and commercial projects, including KDE’s own applications, frameworks, and its renowned Plasma desktop environment, Qt’s dual licensing under both free software and commercial licenses remains a fundamental enabler for developers worldwide.

This talk delves into the significance and history of the KDE Free Qt Foundation’s mission and its instrumental role in preserving the accessibility of Qt, and highlights the Foundation’s ongoing work and the ways in which it safeguards the freedom to innovate with Qt in the open-source ecosystem.