[Interest] Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia

Scott Aron Bloom Scott.Bloom at onshorecs.com
Tue Aug 14 17:39:33 CEST 2012

The LGPL was a double edged sword..  There is NO doubt it increased the
usage of Qt in the commercial world..

However, I know of many customers who dropped commercial licenses,
because in reality, there was no reason to pay for it if you had
experienced Qt devs on staff..

So the could Trolltech afford it question, really was could TrollTech
afford the loss of revenue...

-----Original Message-----
From: Shriramana Sharma [mailto:samjnaa at gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 8:33 AM
To: chuck.piercey at nokia.com
Cc: Scott Aron Bloom; bm_witness at yahoo.com; interest at qt-project.org
Subject: Re: [Interest] Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia

On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM,  <chuck.piercey at nokia.com> wrote:
> Adding LGPL as a license option had an enormous impact on the
commercial business but it also grew the number of users by an order of
magnitude over the same time period.

So IMHO even though one may think Nokia didn't take proper care of Qt,
one big thing they contributed to Qt was spending the money LGPLing it.
Trolltech probably could never have done that themselves.

Shriramana Sharma

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