Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Mar 2011 15:50 UTC, submitted by Geoff Floding
Qt Since the web has a tendency to overstate things: no, Nokia is not selling Qt. Today, Nokia announced that Digia will acquire the Qt Commercial software licensing and professional services business from Nokia. So I repeat: Nokia is not selling Qt.
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Oh yeah?
by protomank on Mon 7th Mar 2011 16:50 UTC
protomank
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2006-08-03

OK, let me say that: Nokia is indeed GOING to seel Qt, not right now, but it will.

This is just a first step, Nokia gets out of Qt commercial part and keeps the development. Later it will start getting the best developers from Qt branch (former Trolltech) into the new Windows division, then they will sell the whole Qt division, or what is left of it.

Common pratice in business, may be better for Qt to be sold than die in Nokia's arms.

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RE: Oh yeah?
by TheGZeus on Mon 7th Mar 2011 18:11 in reply to "Oh yeah?"
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2010-05-19

It'll be forked before it dies.

No worries on my part.

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RE[2]: Oh yeah?
by Kalessin on Mon 7th Mar 2011 23:23 in reply to "RE: Oh yeah?"
Kalessin Member since:
2007-01-18

The problem isn't whether Qt will still be available or still being developed - it's under an open source license, so it will be. The problem is whether it will still be commercially available. Sure, projects like KDE will be fine, but there are plenty of companies which rely on Qt and need it to be under a commercial license. They are the ones who will be in trouble if Qt dies commercially.

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