We are impressed by the speed, depth and breath of the response to our call for Qt 5 on Raspberry Pi projects. We have more than 400 candidates for the 400 boards we expect to have as soon as the Raspberry Pi Foundation is ready! The list is growing, and if you have an idea in mind we still encourage you to apply.
But your question is: am I getting one? When will I know?
Rajiv, co-maintainer of this project, has a proposal on how to proceed. It solves not only the problem of deciding who gets one, but also answers other reasonable questions:
So here is the proposal: articulate the distribution of boards around development areas driven by mentors, and involve those mentors in the selection of fortunate developers.
Good examples of mentors can be Qt Project maintainers and approvers, professionals working full time in Qt related projects, open source developers with a community reputation.
We expect the areas proposed to fit within these layers for Raspberry Pi:
Just go to this page and tell us in a couple of lines and links who you are, which area you can mentor and some examples of projects proposed that could fit in your area.
You need to have time available to facilitate the activity around your area. You shouldn’t be the only one doing the work, but you will be the one setting the initial level and getting new contributors on board.
All mentors will be announced by the end of December 7th. These mentors must create a wiki page specific to their area and must select the candidates to be accepted by the end of December 12th.
Mentors and participants will receive the instructions to get the boards after being accepted.
Please be fast. We want to get these 400 boards to their new owners asap!