[Interest] Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia
scorp1us at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 29 19:08:30 CEST 2012
I'd be curious.
It seems to me that that strategy would see use go up, then some time later commercial licensing would pick up, as the barrier to entry came down, and user bases were established which required support, which in turn enabled commercial licenses.
From: "chuck.piercey at nokia.com" <chuck.piercey at nokia.com>
To: charleyb123 at gmail.com; bm_witness at yahoo.com
Cc: interest at qt-project.org
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Interest] Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia
Is there an interest on this list in learning about the business implications of going LGPL using the Trolltech example?
Trolltech’s acquisition by Nokia allowed it to add the LGPL license option and then continue conducting business for the next 3 years. If you look at the aggregate business over that time it seems a useful question to ask what happened - Did the initial dramatic license revenue drop turn into growth later because of broader use?
Is this a topic people would be interested in and find useful?
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