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How Nokia Learned to Love Openness

Oct 15, 2009, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"That was always a fascinating move for Nokia, which bought Trolltech, the company behind Qt, last year.

"What's interesting is that he said that once he laid out the logic of moving to open source, there was very little resistance within the company to doing so. I think that's significant; it means that, just as the GNU GPL has been tested in various courts and found valid, so the logic behind open source – that openness allows software to spread further, and improve quicker, for the mutual benefit of all – is also increasingly accepted by hard-headed business people: it's become self-evident that it's a better way."

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