Digia "announced":http://www.digia.com/en/Home/Company/News/Digia-to-acquire-Qt-from-Nokia/ that it has bought Qt from Nokia.
Some quotes from the announcement:
[quote] Following the acquisition Digia becomes responsible for all the Qt activities formerly carried out by Nokia. These include product development, as well as the commercial and open source licensing and service business. [/quote]
So, we will still have commercial and Open Source Qt.
[quote] Following the acquisition, Digia plans to quickly enable Qt on Android, iOS and Windows 8 platforms.[/quote]
So, more platforms, both on mobile and on the desktop!
[quote]As part of the transaction, a maximum of 125 Qt people from Nokia will transfer to Digia, mostly based in Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany.[/quote]
So, at least part of the team seems to be saved, but a pitty that that was appearantly not possible for the Brisbane team.
[quote]Digia encourages all current ecosystem members to continue working on improving Qt with full confidence in Digia’s continued investment to make Qt the leading cross-platform development framework. Digia will work with ecosystem members to secure a successful release of Qt5 and is committed to continuing the Qt Project in order to maintain Qt’s availability under both open source and commercial licenses.[/quote]
So, Digia is committed to continue the Qt Project.
Message that was just posted on the mailinglist:
I’m sending this to you on behalf of Tuukka Turunen.
I am happy to let you know that today Digia announced its plans to acquire the Qt technology and assume main responsibility for all Qt activities from Nokia. This includes driving forth the Qt Project together with the community. The acquisition also includes a part of the Nokia Qt team. Read the full blog post for more details: http://www.digia.com/en/Blogs/Qt-blog/Tuukka-Turunen/Dates/2012/8/Digia-extends-commitment-to-acquire-Qt-from-Nokia
All in all, I think this is very good news.