Gtk+ versus Qt
Posted Mar 22, 2007 11:00 UTC (Thu) by mmutz
In reply to: Gtk+ versus Qt
Parent article: The road to freedom in the embedded world
> > In a sad kind of irony Nokia seems to have chosen the Gtk+ library
> > over Qt because that would allow them to keep part of their helper
> > library for the embedded small screen proprietary.
> I don't see how this is sad or ironic.
The irony lies in the fact that GTK+, which was originally positioned as
the free alternative against not-free-enough Qt (back in the times when Qt
wasn't available under GPL), now is used to avoid having to free part of
their development framework.
So while GTK+ set out to make the world a more free one, Nokia managed to
twist that goal back and turn it into the opposite. I find that very
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