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Potential Impact of Nokia's Trolltech Acquisition

Jan 29, 2008, 20:30 (5 Talkback[s])

aseigo: Nokia and Trolltech

"So as everyone has heard by now, Nokia is acquiring Trolltech. Change always caries some measure of doubt and cause for concern: we know the present and so if the future is similar to the present we feel we have a good understanding of the future, but when the future is being adjusted we lose that 'tomorrow will be just like today' shortcut. In spite of this, many (though certainly not all) changes are good. So, is this a good thing for KDE, Qt, Trolltech, etc?

"First, we don't have all the answers. There are still many things to work out over the coming months between all the parties involved. Nokia and Trolltech were nice enough to invite me into the conversation recently so as to ensure that KDE's interests, needs and positions are both heard and taken into consideration..."

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ONLamp: Nokia/Trolltech: Little Impact Expected on Open Source

"I had some conversations today about Nokia's purchase of Trolltech, the makers of Qt and Qtopia. From a conversation with Juha Seppa (Director, Devices R&D at Nokia) and an email exchange with Haavard Nord (CEO and founder of Trolltech), I discovered that the relationships of these companies vis-a-vis free software is not expected to change. I assume that Nokia simply wants to ensure the continued funding and unimpeded development of Qt and the other software that has made Trolltech popular on mobile devices..."

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