[Development] The place of QML

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Sat May 12 22:28:40 CEST 2012

On sábado, 12 de maio de 2012 14.28.49, d3fault wrote:
> Again and again it is mentioned "if you want it done, code it
> yourself". But my response to you is that we are the majority (of Qt
> users (developers who use Qt)) and you have an obligation to code it

No, you're not.

Developers like you might be the numerical majority, but when it comes to 
number of products developed and shipped to customers, I'm pretty sure that no 
one will come close to "next billion".

Not to mention that I know of a few proven cases of companies shipping "a few 
million" that are very happy with QML.

> for us, you being the collectors of any/all revenue generated by said
> project (and here's the kicker: you also collect moneys on any code
> contributed by us to said project). Nokia letting Digia handle support
> for them does not factor in. Nokia still owns Qt.

I also resent "Nokia still owns Qt". No, it does not. Many people, including 
me, worked really hard to create the Qt Project. It's no more Nokia's than 
anyone else in that sense.

The only thing that Nokia has is that it retains the right to continue 
commercialising under different terms. And they do that by selling to Digia.

So even if you were right about the commercial licensor being the "owner" (and 
you're not), you'd still be wrong about collecting the money. Digia collects 
the money and reinvests in its own activities. A certain amount may flow back 
to Nokia for paying for the right to do that.

Do you REALLY think that this amount that Digia pays back to Nokia is worth 
200 full-time top-notch developers? I really want you to tell me with a 
straight face that you can do the math and say it does.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
     Intel Sweden AB - Registration Number: 556189-6027
     Knarrarnäsgatan 15, 164 40 Kista, Stockholm, Sweden
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