[Interest] Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Tue Aug 14 18:05:28 CEST 2012

On terça-feira, 14 de agosto de 2012 11.47.37, Atlant Schmidt wrote:
>   An enormous-but-non-paying user base still supports
>   my argument that going FOSS decreases the commercial
>   value of a software property.

Only if you think in direct and restrict terms of "cash flow generated from 
sale of license".

As I showed in a previous email, this completely ignores the fact that an 
increased user base increases the attractiveness by allowing consulting 
companies to exist, compete and provide quality services; by creating a pool 
of talented developers to hire from; by creating a user base that can answer 
technical questions such as this mailing list, etc.

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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