And no, Digia is NOT sorry about the poor upstream management that left out the "118 additional improvements". Digia is f....ing advertising it!
It is official now: The Microsoft strategic partner, Nokia, just allowed closed-source commercial opencore business of Qt.
What a dream come true for free software!!!! Just boycott Qt and the willingly from KDE who dont seem to a problem with this. This is ten timse worse than Mono.
Reality is no-one at Nokia and the former Trolltech cared about free software. Yeah they like the free advertisement from being a formal KDE dependency. But that's about it. Please leave your state of full denial. Qt is a bastard which can never be free unless it is forked.
It is not lack of common sense. It is the lack og balls and brains. It is evident that a project seeking maximum freedom wont let it self get chained by commercial interests of a single company. Realizing this and acting on this requires more than couch-sitters with interests in keeping their commercial jobs.
Linux is doing perfectly fine without a commercial entity to grab all the freedom an neutrality. So please stop your nonsense. Unless your another paid-by from the commercial license?
There's simply no way someone can grab Linux freedom in this case, because we can always fork Qt. I don't believe in neutrality, though.Linux is doing perfectly fine without a commercial entity to grab all the freedom an neutrality. So please stop your nonsense. Unless your another paid-by from the commercial license?
Community Provides Innovation, but companies provide the drudgery work nobody really cares to do. We need both rather than trying to exclude either side.
The Simple fact of the matter is that there are thousands of companies that work on the linux kernel, here let me list a few big names:
Novell (Now Attachmate)
(and here in this list just for you) Microsoft
And oh guess what? the Linux Kernel is as free as it's ever been, and is much better off for all of their contributions. I for one say thank you to all the businesses and individual contributors who've added to the kernel and applaud their work.
If you want to go off and play in your company-less land you can go use HURD oh wait no... their Microkernel has been contributed to by a company, BSD? nope, uh... Plan 9? nope that's a development from a company.. QNX? oh wait.. another company created one, L4? nope IBM... well have fun writing your own kernel, with your own display server, and your own toolkit, and such because you're pretty much SOL otherwise.
Sorry but no piece of sofware is worth that.