Nokia to buy Trolltech

Wow, Nokia is about to acquire Trolltech. Some people might be worried about the future of QT, but in an open letter to the open source community, they state:

“… We will continue to actively develop Qt and Qtopia. We also want to underline that we will continue to support the open source community by continuing to release these technologies under the GPL …”

I’m currently running Qtopia on my OpenMoko, and I think it has loads of potential. I wish Nokia would create a drop-in Qtopia replacement for Symbian, which I currently have on my E61. Phones deserve to have free software too!

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6 Responses

  1. Vincent says:

    You got a Neo? Cool :)

    Yep, mobile Linux is coming ;)

  2. troll says:

    Oh this is a disaster for Nokia phones :-( Why on earth would anyone sane start using QT :o Unbelievable. The purchase really does not make any sense.

  3. You have an OpenMoko! How is it? I really really want to get one, but the beta tag makes me nervous, although beta never really worried me as a geek, but beta hardware does. Tell me more, I must know!

  4. jonathan says:

    Yep, I guess I’ll do a blog post next weekend about my Neo then :)

  5. pabs says:

    Their promise doesn’t really fit with their record – supporting pro-patent forces in the EU, calling OGG proprietary (WTF), etc. I’m not happy about this at all, even if I don’t use Qt/Qtopia.

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