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Digia to buy Qt licensing business from Nokia
Does this mean Nokia sold the commercial copyright or is Digia now only the point of sale for Nokia?
andre last edited by
It seems like the later: Nokia no longer wanting to deal with the commercial customers itself.
I am wondering what the results of this will be, really. If the organization selling Qt licences is no longer responsible for Qt's development, it seems to me the lines between the customers needs and the developers responsible will get longer.
If I remember right Nokia bought Qt for approximately 200 million $. Digia has a market capitalization of approximately 60 Million $. Therefore a sale of Qt to Digia is not likely to make any profit.
goetz last edited by
See also Sebastian Nystrom's blog article "Nokia and Digia working together to grow the Qt community ":http://blog.qt.nokia.com/2011/03/07/nokia-and-digia-working-together/ on this topic.
Sebastian Nystrom's blog does also not make a definitve statement about a transfer of Qt copyright to Digia. I am still hoping on official clarification on this issue.
dangelog last edited by
There's no copyright transfer. Period.
Nokia should be more clear in the press release. So Digia will act as a sales office for Nokia and will get a commission for every sold license. Is it like this? If yes, please Nokia, say so.
ucomesdag last edited by
[quote author="dialingo" date="1299578186"]Nokia should be more clear in the press release. So Digia will act as a sales office for Nokia and will get a commission for every sold license. Is it like this? If yes, please Nokia, say so. [/quote]
goetz last edited by
Sebastian Nyström of Nokia today cleared things in his blog post "Qt and Digia, facts and fiction":http://blog.qt.nokia.com/2011/03/14/qt-and-digia-facts-and-fiction/.
Important quote for this discussion is
bq. Nokia will continue to invest in the development of Qt, continues to hold the copyright and will continue to publish Qt under an open source license benefitting the whole community.