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."
Permalink for comment 298184
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Does that now mean ...
by Best on Tue 29th Jan 2008 02:37 UTC in reply to "Does that now mean ..."
Best
Member since:
2005-07-09

It could, but this seems to be a case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing. They've mentioned this in terms of the 's' product line, but not the 'n' line. While its entirely possible that they will switch maemo over to QT based now that they own and control its direction, that move might take a long time to happen. It doesn't seem like thats the first thing that will happen at anyrate.

How tied to trolltech is KHTML/Webkit? This could be as much about lightweight webbrowsers as it is about replacing symbian.

Reply Parent Score: 1