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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RE: Good news
by HangLoose on Fri 10th Aug 2012 10:55 UTC in reply to "Good news"
HangLoose
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Microsoft wont be buying Nokia (now) because:
-They already have their man on the top. Whatever little rumors swirl around, Ballmer's lap dog will go running to his master.
-There is still too much redundancy in the head count in Nokia.
-Headaches with all of the regulatory investigations with EU

When the rumors of a possible buyout from another company become more evident Microsoft can swoop in and take the shambles of the Nokia smartphone division and Elop will (because he is such a nice guy!) sell a bunch of patents to Microsoft.

I do not like the practices of Microsoft (Apple) but I gotta give it to them. They have cornered the market with a very (albeit evil) strategy and are tip toeing in almost every space on the tech industry.

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