Linked by fran on Thu 17th Feb 2011 17:54 UTC
Intel "Intel Corp. said the MeeGo mobile operating system developed with Nokia has a future even after the Finnish handset maker's decision to use Microsoft Corp.'s software in some devices.[..]Meego will be used in tablets this year, the CEO said. It will also be used in mobile phones and in embedded devices in the automotive industry , he said."
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Qt
by poundsmack on Thu 17th Feb 2011 20:43 UTC
poundsmack
Member since:
2005-07-13

What are the odds Intel tries to buy Qt from Nokia

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RE: Qt
by ebasconp on Thu 17th Feb 2011 21:49 in reply to "Qt"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

That would be great! Because after the "black Friday" of last week, Qt's future is unknown (although Nokia is still saying that Qt will be his plain development platform for Symbian, Meego and for its next disruption).

With Intel, we all would know that we still have our favorite framework living and growing ;)

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RE[2]: Qt
by chmeee on Fri 18th Feb 2011 02:26 in reply to "RE: Qt"
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2006-01-10

With the KDE Free Qt Foundation agreement, Qt will remain free indefinitely, and if Nokia stops releasing Qt Free edition, the last free version is BSD (or compatible) licensed automatically. So, regardless, Qt will stay free in one form or another.

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RE[2]: Qt
by burnttoys on Fri 18th Feb 2011 10:20 in reply to "RE: Qt"
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2008-12-20

I agree completely.

Intel can run the Trolltech part of the firm as a software service company and the R&D (something Intel is very, very good at) part of the Qt project would continue with a corporate backer with deep pockets and lots of time.

Of all the corps I can think of I imagine Intel would probably provide the best backing for Qt.

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RE: Qt
by Elv13 on Fri 18th Feb 2011 05:04 in reply to "Qt"
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2006-06-12

Intel prefer GTK, they picked Qt because Nokia wanted to, they will probably go back to GTK now...

/Qt consultant (me) worst fear

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RE[2]: Qt
by poundsmack on Fri 18th Feb 2011 17:31 in reply to "RE: Qt"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

Intel actually likes Qt more. They went with GTK initially for other reasons, but mostly because the software Intel wanted to use at the time was GTK based, but not because Intel liked GTK itself all that much.

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