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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Digia VS Trolltech
by moltonel on Fri 10th Aug 2012 08:07 UTC
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Certainly good news in the sense that it's not a good thing to belong to a corporation that has demonstrated suicidal tendencies.

But it's not going to be an easy ride for Digia either. The founding company Trolltech eventually gave up, after all. Digia was (I assume) already profitable with their Qt business, but adding 125 engineer salaries to their balance sheet is going to take a toll. Their earnings will have to increase quite a bit as a result of the whole operation. What was nice with Nokia is that Qt was just a minor item in their balance sheet; they could afford to lose money on it. Digia cannot afford that, they have to make money on Qt.

I wish Digia all the best, and will make sure to point to them if somebody requires Qt trqining or support.

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