Qt's future: Bigger than Nokia
Feb 15, 2011, 13:46 (14 Talkback[s])
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"With Nokia shifting over to WinMo, what would become
of Qt? Lead KDE developer Aaron Seigo blogged a wait-and-see
missive Friday, but I pressed him a bit on it, because while
Seigo's pretty smart, his initial message had the feel of denial.
How would Qt operate within Nokia given this new, er, development?
""The most important thing to keep in mind is that Qt is
licensed under the LGPL and has a broad ecosystem around it.
Regardless of what happens at Nokia, it won't be the end of the
world," Seigo replied via e-mail.
""That said, it is far, far too early to say anything conclusive
about what it means for Qt and therefore by extension to F/OSS
communities like KDE and their projects. We're (KDE) putting
together an internal task force to work through these topics with
Nokia as well as the broader Qt community and it will need a few
weeks to arrive at useful conclusions."