Looks like the #Qt devs are using COVID-19 as an excuse to effectively make Qt proprietary software.
"last week, the company suddenly informed both the #KDE e.V. board and the KDE Free QT Foundation that the economic outlook caused by the Corona virus puts more pressure on them to increase short-term revenue. As a result, they are thinking about restricting ALL Qt releases to paid license holders for the first 12 months"
A year in the software world is eternity, may as well not release it.