[Interest] Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia

André Somers andre at familiesomers.nl
Tue Aug 14 16:31:13 CEST 2012

Op 14-8-2012 16:19, Rui Maciel schreef:
> On 08/14/2012 03:08 PM, Atlant Schmidt wrote:
>>     And I never said it did. I simply said that Nokia
>>     destroyed all (+/-) of their own investment in
>>     Trolltech, perhaps as a result of driving Qt into
>>     (further into?) FOSS territory.
> How could anyone drive Qt into FOSS territory when it was already widely
> distributed under a FLOSS license?  It has been so since the 1.* days.
> Moreover, it appears Qt has been released under the GPL for over a
> decade.  How can a project be driven further into FLOSS territory after
> spending a decade of being released under the GPL?
> Again, you need to come up with another scapegoat.
Surely you can't deny that releasing under LGPL is something really 
different from releasing under GPL? The difference is only one letter, 
but the business implications differ quite a bit more...


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