"Surprisingly, Nokia's acquisition of Trolltech has elicited the
least inbound inquiry of all the recent open source M&A
activity. The MySQL deal triggered more or less a complete
meltdown, and even the smaller Covalent acquisition got the phones
and IM channels ringing. As an aside on the Covalent deal, James
and I were joking this morning that our new slogan should be 'Work
with RedMonk, get acquired,' as our list of graduates is both long
and distinguished (Covalent, MySQL, Scalix, Sleepycat, etc). Maybe
we should start a pool on who's next? Oh right, gambling is
"Anyway, to get back to business, the Trolltech deal as
mentioned inspired a minimum of commentary, through either the
regular channels or IRC. Which I find perplexing, since from where
I sit it's a significant deal with major implications..."
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