So Nokia has announced a partnership with Microsoft around the Windows mobile stack, as I'm sure you are all aware of now. There have been various blogs and reactions to this around, including on planetkde.org. Reading them, it's evident that there's a fair amount of emotion and not a lot of fact on the ground.
While I have little good to say of the announcement that was made, what remains of interest to me is the level of investment in Qt, the strategic positioning of MeeGo going forward and what KDE's role can and will be as both of those things continue to mature.
Open governance around Qt is moving forward briskly and from what I gather there are some interesting and useful announcements to come. R&D investment continues. However, we (KDE) won't know the full shape of how this will impact our landscape in the mid- and long-terms until we speak more with people at Nokia as well as within the Qt team itself. That's going to take weeks, not hours or days. Pretty much anything said before then is going to be premature and stand an awfully high chance of being wrong. Qt is a big ecosystem with many players right now, and as with any big company making a big announcement sorting out the practical implications is not something done in an hour or a day.
What we in KDE need are calm, stable heads to plot the lay of the land first and then examine how our strategy should be adapted and extended. Change often produces opportunity, but first one has to understand the change to recognize the opportunities. Right now it's infeasible to speak to what the real opportunities and challenges are without first doing our homework.
Discussions with people in "in the know" positions about the relevant issues are happening and, most encouragingly, it seems likely at this point that KDE will be putting a task force together to focus on this evolving situation to ensure our interests are considered and that we can arrive at an informed and intelligent response.