Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2012 20:31 UTC, submitted by Jarle Anfinsen
Qt Digia has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Qt software technologies and Qt business from Nokia. Digia has sent a letter to the KDE team that it intends to pretty much continue what Trolltech and Nokia built up, so not a whole lot ought to change for KDE - luckily.
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Good news
by linux-lover on Thu 9th Aug 2012 21:10 UTC
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I think this is good for Qt. Qt will be Digia's main business, unlike at Nokia were it was a side business. It will get more attention. Nokia was focused on Mobile, they no longer needed Qt with the WP7 switch. Digia will be more focused on embedded and desktop then Nokia was. Also they can add iOS and android support, which Nokia probably would not do as they were direct competitors.

But this has got me thinking, it is one of the last non-mobile assets of Nokia (afaik). It has now been sold. Nokia is now valued much less after shooting themselves in the foot with the WP7 switch. Does anyone think when Nokia becomes cheap enough, MS will buy them out? Not only will they get a hardware business for Windows Phone, they will also get tons of patents and IP. It could easily be turned in to a weapon to fight android.

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