Gtk+ versus Qt
Posted Mar 23, 2007 21:36 UTC (Fri) by oak
In reply to: Gtk+ versus Qt
Parent article: The road to freedom in the embedded world
>> Another issue is that Qt doesn't really have a community developing
>> the widget set like is with Gnome/Gtk,
> You mean like the KDE devs
Don't they develope things atop Qt, instead developing Qt itself?
AFAIK Trolltech doesn't accept changes from others because they
need to have full ownership of everything in Qt to be able
to dual-license its code. Or do they offer also an option
of contributor resigning all the rights to his code to Trolltech?
Yes, the code will be freed if Trolltech is bought, but the
foundation doesn't come with the Qt developers currently in
the Trolltech payroll. Code without a proper knowledge transfer
from the previous maintainers (or without clear owner / decision
process in technical matters) is much harder to maintain. I don't
know whether this would be a problem in practice. It depends a bit
what would happen with Trolltech and its employees and how much
involvement e.g. current KDE devs have with Qt.
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