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    Default Digia: Committed To Qt, Will Take "Extremely Active Role"

    Phoronix: Digia: Committed To Qt, Will Take "Extremely Active Role"

    In an email to Phoronix, Digia has clarified their Qt Commercial releases and further affirmed their commitment to the public Qt Project...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA0NzI

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    "For the LGPL version, it is Nokia that decides what fixes/patches go into the LGPL version, and naturally, they choose bugs/fixes that are for Symbian and mobile. They decide to leave out many desktop and embedded big fixes as their target and focus is on mobile and they need to prioritize those."

    in other words: Microsoft pay Nokia to hurt the Linux Desktop!

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    I'm not sure Microsoft has the power to "hurt" Qt, but of course considering how shit is Nokia doing in these times nothing must be excluded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulletxt View Post
    I'm not sure Microsoft has the power to "hurt" Qt, but of course considering how shit is Nokia doing in these times nothing must be excluded.
    for me its simple causality Microsoft send money to Nokia and Nokia start hurting Linux(Desktop-linux).

    there is nothing special about this fact.

    Microsoft has done in the past and will do it again.


    the cake is poisoned!
    Last edited by Qaridarium; 01-24-2012 at 09:12 AM.

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    This is why open governance is so important.

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    I feel they're limiting themselves by thinking in terms of "fork" in the traditional sense. We have these wonderful tools (e.g. Got) now that make the process of forking and merging (managing, in general) changes much easier than the bad old days. Fork the LGPL version on/to github, apply your patches, send a pull request or tag a branch and it's easy for packagers to deal with that as necessary. As long as it's not a ruby-like catastrophe where there's just a compiled binary and the tests don't even run.

    I think it's at least a show of good faith. The license for your patches isn't Nokia's fault.

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    I'd read an interview. She sounds eager to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ormaaj View Post
    I'd read an interview. She sounds eager to do it.
    That will be an interesting one for sure, and her views about Nokia pulling out of Qt

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