"Q: We all know you as the founder of KDE, but what is
your current role in the project?
"Matthias Ettrich: Today I am very much focused on KDE's
underlying technology, the Qt toolkit. This pretty much is a
full-time job, so I'm no longer feeling bad about not actively
contributing code to other parts of KDE anymore. When you take a
step back and recognize how much the KDE team achieves in relation
to its financial backup and the number of developers, you'll
clearly see how important a solid foundation is. We are an insanely
productive development community, and we achieve that by layering
our software stack and investing into the foundation, instead of
constantly reinventing the wheel..."