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Thread: Nokia Reportedly Selling Off Qt

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    Quote Originally Posted by frantaylor View Post
    I would be surprised if they didn't.

    Disclaimer: I used to work there
    Interesting! I hadn't heard of them, but according to their webpage, ICS has a customer base of more than 10,000. What's the size of the company, though? Do they have the muscle to develop Qt and sell services on top?

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    Quote Originally Posted by s4nt1 View Post
    I guess they have the cash for buying it...
    Perhaps a lesson to be learned from the current experience is that frameworks are best owned by companies that rely on them

    A company that treats it as a "side business" is never going to give the project the respect and resources it deserves

    If they are betting their company on the next release then for sure you are going to see a better quality product

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    I'm wondering what exactly they have left of Qt to sell.

    - people? Most have been sacked or left
    - trademark? Wasn't this donated to the organization

    The way I see it, the only thing they can sell are the copyrights, ie a way for someone to publish proprietary Qt versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frantaylor View Post
    A company that treats it as a "side business" is never going to give the project the respect and resources it deserves

    If they are betting their company on the next release then for sure you are going to see a better quality product
    ICS could be a good buyer, but I do not discard ARM because they the main player in the embedded arena. Having Qt in his porfolio, with Qt optimized for their platform will help them to compete with the other embedded players (like MIPS or PPC).

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    Quote Originally Posted by curaga View Post
    The way I see it, the only thing they can sell are the copyrights, ie a way for someone to publish proprietary Qt versions.
    Qt need to be forked! ASAP. Dibs not!

    trollkit.org is available.

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    What about Google? They have loads of cash to buy something like Qt

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepDayze View Post
    What about Google? They have loads of cash to buy something like Qt
    Yeah. And stripping off LGPL and GPL. Bye bye freedom.
    Last edited by funkSTAR; 08-01-2012 at 02:08 PM.

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    Nokia Reportedly Losing Relevance, Dying Soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkSTAR View Post
    Yeah. And stripping off LGPL and GPL. Bye bye freedom.
    What open source projects might Google have bought and then close down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx View Post
    Nokia Reportedly Losing Relevance, Dying Soon
    I really feel sorry for the Finns to see their former top company going from hero to zero at an astounding pace. :/

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