We talked about it with friends.
Some things were totally obvious:
- The project must be free
- The project must be Open-Source
- The project must be widely spreadable, so OS-independent
- The project must be developed (somehow)
The first two items are quite easy. You let people download and use it, you give the source, you add a license to protect your work (because you’re not too masochistic).
But the two latter… Personally I know PHP and HTML (which are not really useful for software), MATLAB (hum…), C and C++.
This was it. We had all ingredients to meet our 4 goals !
And it happened that yes, Qt is a real and amazing relief.