Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Jan 2009 09:54 UTC, submitted by Almar
Qt After Nokia purchsed Trolltech last year, doubts arose about how Nokia would handle the dual licensing model of Qt, the advanced cross-platform toolkit which lies at the base of the KDE Free software desktop. As it turns out, these doubts were unfounded, as Nokia today announced it's going to add the LGPL to Qt's licensing model, starting with Qt 4.5.
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Qt Funding
by GeneralZod on Wed 14th Jan 2009 18:06 UTC
GeneralZod
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2007-08-03

I have no special insight into Nokia's thoughts on whether Qt should "pull it's own eight" or whether they are happy to subsidise it, but according to Wikipedia, Nokia made about 8 billion euros *profit* in 2007, with a workforce of 123,006 people. Apparently in 2007, Trolltech employed 227 people, and I think only around 50 or so of these are engineers(?).

As one wag on the Dot put it - "Nokia probably spend more on lunch for executives than they do on Qt" ;)

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