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Thread: That Was Quick: Nokia Sells Qt Commercial To Digia

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    Default That Was Quick: Nokia Sells Qt Commercial To Digia

    Phoronix: That Was Quick: Nokia Sells Qt Commercial To Digia

    Following the announcement less than a month ago that Nokia and Microsoft were hooking up over Windows Phone 7 and that Qt and MeeGo would take a back-seat at Nokia, it's being announced this morning that the Qt commercial licensing business has been sold. The purchaser of the Qt commercial side is Digia...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTE4MA

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    Anyone know what happens to the original Trolltech people? Unlikely to join
    Digia (they're laying off, just like Nokia), do they just get kicked off?

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    #% nice editing time.

    So marketing and consulting will transfer to Digia, no idea what happens to the rest (devs!).

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    By introducing the up-coming open governance model we will also enable other companies, such as Digia, to more easily contribute to Qt, which will enrich Nokia investments in Qt and benefit and grow the Qt community as a whole.
    Well, that sounds weird. Nokia will make it easier for Digia to contribute to Qt?

    Sounds like maybe Nokia will still be hosting and developing it, and Digia is just in charge of commercial support?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitty3268 View Post
    Well, that sounds weird. Nokia will make it easier for Digia to contribute to Qt?

    Sounds like maybe Nokia will still be hosting and developing it, and Digia is just in charge of commercial support?
    That's what it sounds like to me. Nokia sounds like they want to keep developing Qt, but not have to deal with the licensing/support aspect of the Qt product.

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    In Finnish news site there was that 19 employers in Oslo and California will move to Digia and that it is a bit less than 10% from Nokia's Qt developers.

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    The announcement said only Qt people dealing with commercial support are moving to Digia. The rest of the employees stay with Qt.

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