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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RE: Oh yeah?
by TheGZeus on Mon 7th Mar 2011 18:11 UTC in reply to "Oh yeah?"
TheGZeus
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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?"
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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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RE[3]: Oh yeah?
by Nth_Man on Mon 7th Mar 2011 23:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Oh yeah?"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

if Qt dies commercially.

Knowing that Qt is used in many, many places (*), it's sure that a company will give support to others, even if Nokia and Digia die.

(*) Qt is most notably used in Autodesk [7][8], Google Earth, KDE, Adobe Photoshop Album, the European Space Agency [9], OPIE, Siemens [1], Volvo [2], Walt Disney Animation Studios [3], Skype, VLC media player [10], Samsung [11], Philips [12], Panasonic [13], VirtualBox and Mathematica [14].

[1] http://qt.nokia.com/qt-in-use/story/customer/siemens
[2] http://qt.nokia.com/qt-in-use/story/customer/volvo-mobility-systems
[3] http://qt.nokia.com/qt-in-use/story/customer/walt-disney-feature-an...
[7] http://qt.nokia.com/qt-in-use/autodesk/
[8] http://qt.nokia.com/qt-in-use/qt-in-visual-effects
[9] http://qt.nokia.com/qt-in-use/story/customer/esa-european-space-age...
[10] http://qt.nokia.com/qt-in-use/story/app/vlc-player/
[11] http://qt.nokia.com/qt-in-use/qt-in-home-media
[12] http://qt.nokia.com/qt-in-use/qt-in-ip-communications
[13] http://qt.nokia.com/about/news/panasonic-selects-qt-for-hd-video-sy...
[14] http://qt.nokia.com/qt-in-use/story/customer/mathematica-by-wolfram...

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