[Interest] Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia
aschmidt at dekaresearch.com
Mon Aug 13 14:30:48 CEST 2012
> I'm not going to give you an analysis of the issue, since I'm
> not allowed to, but if any journalists are around and thinking
> of reporting that as a sign of Qt's value, please think again.
Which is why, of course, I wrote "the rest of Qt" in my
original posting; I don't know the terms and conditions
under which Digia acquired the Qt Commercial business.
Still, this may serve as an indication that once a company
converts a piece of closed-source software to open-sourced
software, that company has effectively thrown away most of
the *MONETARY* value of that software.
From: interest-bounces+aschmidt=dekaresearch.com at qt-project.org [mailto:interest-bounces+aschmidt=dekaresearch.com at qt-project.org] On Behalf Of Thiago Macieira
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2012 8:22 AM
To: interest at qt-project.org
Subject: Re: [Interest] Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia
On segunda-feira, 13 de agosto de 2012 07.57.48, Atlant Schmidt wrote:
> Apparently, the price Digia paid for the rest of Qt was
> EUR4m (US$4.9m).
> That's quite a mark-down from the US$150m Nokia paid to
> buy Trolltech in 2008!
That's neither here nor there. I don't know if the number is official or just a rumour. But even if it is, the circumstances are completely different.
I'm not going to give you an analysis of the issue, since I'm not allowed to, but if any journalists are around and thinking of reporting that as a sign of Qt's value, please think again.
Nokia is a company in financial difficulties today and is divesting of an asset is has no use for anymore.
Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
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