Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Jan 2008 09:33 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Qt Trolltech, the originator of Qt, which forms the basis of the Linux KDE desktop environment, is being acquired by Nokia, the world's number-one mobile phone vendor. Nokia expects its acquisition of Trolltech to accelerate its cross-platform software strategy for mobile devices and desktop applications, and to enhance its Internet services business. The original press release is also available. Update: "We will continue to actively develop Qt and Qtopia. We also want to underline that we will continue to support the open source community by continuing to release these technologies under the GPL."
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One of the points: licensing
by obsethryl on Mon 28th Jan 2008 09:49 UTC
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2006-11-16

What is of interest is if there is any immediate danger coming from this and you can find all the details here:

http://www.kde.org/whatiskde/kdefreeqtfoundation.php

"To fulfil the purpose of the Foundation, an agreement between Trolltech and the Foundation was made. This gives the Foundation the right to release Qt under a BSD-style license in case Trolltech doesn't continue the development of the Qt Free Edition for any reason including, but not limited to, a buy-out of Trolltech, a merger or bankruptcy."

Good.

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