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Canonical's Qt decision may also be mobile power play

Jan 19, 2011, 23:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

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"When Mark Shuttleworth informed the world yesterday the Qt libraries would be included in the next Ubuntu release alongside the Gtk+ libraries, my very first thought was "Huh. Qt on GNOME. Sounds like MeeGo."

"Then it was my second thought. And my third. Because all that stuff Shuttleworth wrote about building a vibrant ecosystem is all very well and good, and certainly true--but it isn't really a reason for a business decision, is it?

"It is very easy in the Linux community to make the connection that significant changes in development, technology, or organization are done solely for the good of the community or code in question. Chiefly because there are times that this is indeed the case: sometimes organizations in the open source arena will make decisions for purely altruistic reasons."

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