[Interest] Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia
Scott Aron Bloom
Scott.Bloom at onshorecs.com
Tue Aug 14 17:19:00 CEST 2012
> To: BRM <bm_witness at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [Interest] Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia 14.08.2012,
> 18:50, "BRM" <bm_witness at yahoo.com>:
>> most of the commercial licensees are sticking with the commercial
> because of the ambiguity
>> with the LGPL and how to apply it; and the fact that while Nokia did
> that, they have not provided any
>> clarity to its use.
> ... while developers of proprietary software, which are not commercial
> licensees, use LGPL license :)
Some may yes, but I think the general ambiguity left by the LGPL
requirements still pushes most towards commercial licenses.
So I don't think it has really changed anything in terms of business.
I could be wrong - only someone familiar with the various deals within
Nokia/Digia could really answer that, but that won't likely happen.
I disagree.. In my experience, creating the LGPL version swept in a HUGE
uptick in commercial applications using it... The only reason I know of
that smaller companies bought the commercial license was for support.
And if they were my clients, and I gave them the support, there was no
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