About desperation: Qt wish to enter and be a leader in that market and they need to do it using Linux (as kernel). Their desperation in seeking to lead that market - which is extremely competitive and therefore ROI are low compared to other markets - brought them to open a business with Jolla Oy.
Unfortunately, Jolla Oy has clearly no experience in embedded systems (the recovery/boot image has been provided by an italian more than a decade ago) nor about the Linux kernel (do
dmesg on Xperia 10 II and everyone has some experience in the kernel area, will immediately gets the picture) nor about system/fleet/IoT management. Three fundamentals areas for automotive market.
Under this perspective, my offer to join Qt in order to put Jolla Oy in conditions of facing that market resulted in a flop because under their point of view, I was not able to lead the SFOS community, which worth nothing. It might worth nothing in absolute terms or it might be fundamental - but not for the automotive market, not for that business.
Unfortunately, one of the HR dogma/mantra is that the leadership is the key. False. The most nasty thing is that they believe in this mistake because HR = Human Resources which means that people will not accept to be treated like resources (natural resources to suck as much as possible) without a leader that encourage them to do things against their own interests.
Let me say, no one true leader will accept to allow their team people can be abused like a natural resource.
Even abusing natural resources is bad for the planet and for our footprint sustainability. Wrong concept - inherited from industrial revolution when factory jobs were based on a totally unskilled and untrained workforce, included children - about HR which leads to a chain of absurdities.
It is crazy, but fundamentally, Jolla Oy is driving into a bankruptcy because someone convinced people here in this forum that they are a community (which is false) and I was an enemy to fight what ever it takes. Politics always kills business. Amen.
My opinion, after all, is that everything has gone in the best way it could be. I would be not happy, if Qt would have accepted - rationally - to go with my proposal ignoring a community which was not even important for the automotive market.
Because Jolla Oy is too deeply involved into some politics games and nothing good can be done without freeing it from politics but to free it would cost a HUGE amount of money which would be a totally waste of resources.
The most important lesson that I have learned in the last three decades, is that winning or being the #1 is not as important as people usually think. Easy to say, but the hardest part is knowing what is a better alternative because everybody would say: I do not want to be a loser.
I know it, but it is trap based on a white-black vision bias to-win-or-not-to-win (cit. Shakespeare).