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Don't write off Nokia and Qt yet

Mar 17, 2011, 08:23 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"Even though I understood that this was not going to be some sort of fork, and that Nokia said they were committed to Qt development, I could not understand how or why Nokia would continue to remain involved in Qt development for the long-term. Commercial revenue from Qt would presumably be shared with Digia now (and therefore decreased), and Symbian and MeeGo's (the two Nokia platforms that use the Qt libraries) respective prominence in Nokia is also expected to decrease, as the prominence of Windows Mobile 7 devices rises.

"But my conclusions--cynical as they were--may have been hasty, according to Aaron Seigo.

"Seigo, a long-time developer in the KDE community, works for Nokia on Qt, and reached out to me last week after I posted my initial take on the Nokia/Digia deal and politely told me I was completely wrong."

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