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Qt's future: Bigger than Nokia

Feb 15, 2011, 13:46 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

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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."

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