Exiv2 project submission to the KDE community

Jonathan Riddell jr at jriddell.org
Wed Mar 3 10:49:32 GMT 2021

This looks exciting, welcome along.  If you want to get the process started
we'd make an incubation page.  I can help out if you like, give me a ping
on KDE Development room on Matrix (webchat.kde.org)



On Tue, 2 Mar 2021 at 20:59, alexander.esseling at googlemail.com <
alexander.esseling at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ladies and Gentlemen:
> I am writing to you on behalf of the Exiv2 project https://exiv2.org.
> Exiv2 is a C++ library and a command-line utility to read, write, delete
> and modify Exif, IPTC, XMP and ICC image metadata. It is widely used in the
> Linux ecosystem and part of many applications such as digiKam, Gimp,
> darktable and many more.
> The Exiv2 project is hosted at the moment on GitHub (
> https://github.com/Exiv2/exiv2). We would like to evaluate the
> possibility of onboarding the Exiv2 project into the KDE community.
> The project is in good shape and the next release is scheduled to ship May
> 2021. There is a small group of people who frequently contribute to the
> project.  However the current maintainer, Robin Mills, is retiring at the
> age of 70 after 13 years of service to the project.  Robin has written a
> book about the project and discusses every aspect of both the Exiv2
> Architecture and Image Metadata Standards.
> https://clanmills.com/exiv2/book/
> Last Saturday (2021-02-27) there was a meeting concerning the future of
> the Exiv2 and we tried to find a new maintainer.  Regrettably because of
> the time demand imposed on the maintainer, no one volunteered.  By joining
> the KDE community we hope to address this issue and keep this important
> project alive. The meeting notes can be found on the GitHub issue (
> https://github.com/Exiv2/exiv2/issues/1466).
> In addition to finding a new maintainer, being part of KDE would bring
> Exiv2 into the Open Invention Network.  We are very interested in this
> aspect of KDE as it mitigates risks involved in patent discussions.
> Yours,
> Alex Esseling and Robin Mills
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