Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Feb 2011 11:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A lot of people are wondering why Nokia didn't choose to go with Android. How can Nokia differentiate themselves when Android is a lot more open and free than Windows Phone 7? As usual, the key to this is in the details. If you read the announcements carefully, you'll see that Microsoft offered Nokia something Google most likely didn't. Update: What a surprise. Elop just confirmed Nokia has a special deal with Microsoft. Whereas HTC, Samsung, and so on are not allowed to customise WP7 - Nokia is, further confirming my theory.
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Advanced, Framework for sale...
by jello on Fri 11th Feb 2011 19:09 UTC
jello
Member since:
2006-08-08

Auction: Advanced, well established Framework for sale...

IMHO Nokia will sell QT pretty soon as it doesn't make sense to invest in or own something you can't use to generate the amount of money you envisioned when you bought it.

Any bidders?

Canonical where are you?

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Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Why would Canocial spend a dime in something is getting for free?

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jello Member since:
2006-08-08

Well, Trolltech had some engineers working on it and paid them with money obtained from commercial licenses.

Nokia bought QT from Trolltech and dumped previous work on a GTK solution in the hope to use QT as a leverage to make their phones more appealing.

Canonical started to switch horses (QT in addition to or totally replacing GTK...).

Now Nokia has no use for QT anymore and canonical sits on a new horse and the future of it is uncertain.
If canonical buys QT they can direct the future of their new horse...

Just my $0.02... anyone is entitled to disagree.

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dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

The only feat you could get with such an purchase are remnants of the dev team an copyrights allowing you to make a closed source fork.
None of that is of particular value for OSS companies.

Edited 2011-02-11 19:24 UTC

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