Elop is after me
Feb 14, 2011, 22:05 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mauricio Piacentini)
"So I was not happy to see Elop (after graduating from Adobe and
Microsoft, which surely increased his business "skills") took over
the role of Nokia CEO. Oh, oh… spider sense ticked off.
Luckily, the other shoe dropped almost as quickly, also in a matter
of months, as we all know by now.
"There is, however, a significant distinction between both
scenarios. Director was never free software. There was no option:
some from the community even tried the only possible route, which
was to acquire the product, but Adobe did not want to let it go,
probably out of fear that it will compete strongly again with
Flash. So the "strangling" of the community succeeded. Qt, on the
other hand, is free software. And KDE has also secured the FreeQt
agreement. So, thanks to the L(GPL) and the efforts of the
community, there is a way out.
"I read several blogs asking for restrain and calling a fork
"premature". I respect those opinions, but having lived through a
previous elopcalypse, I beg to differ."