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The Qt framework and Nokia

The Qt framework and Nokia

Posted Oct 6, 2011 13:52 UTC (Thu) by alecs1 (guest, #46699)
Parent article: MeeGo becomes Tizen - maybe

"Andrew Savory posted a detailed examination of the history of MeeGo and of Samsung's past Linux efforts. He argues that MeeGo's primary answer to the question "Why write applications for MeeGo?" was the popular and established cross-platform Qt framework. Absent a commitment to the project from Nokia, Intel looked for a substitute framework, and decided that HTML5 with JavaScript was the only framework with an established history and viable developer pool."

My first idea is that Intel (or the consortium behind Tizen) could just "buy" Qt. I think this idea has been put on the table in a way or another in other LWN comments or blogs.

I don't think it's like they have to pay billions, because Nokia has been fooling around after buying Qt without showing any direction of what they want to do with it, they might just sell it (Qt is opened to the community anyway, but I guess that's not what Samsung wants to hear). After this entire MeeGo cluster****, one more expense for the sake of continuity should very well make sense.

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