one of the most important movements facts about Nokia-Microsoft deal since its announcement, Digia acquire control of the Qt commercial license and professional services platform to Nokia in awaiting an operation, is realized at the end of March 2011. But what does this mean for Qt and their users?
As discussed in this post, Qt has a dual license, open (LGPL) which is used by Free and commercial developments, required by some organizations and businesses. In this case, far only affects Qt commercial license and not under the LGPL code , so that free developments will not be involved, that comes first.
In addition, business customers will now have Qt as Digia service provider, a company that employs hundreds of experts in Qt and it takes some time working with the platform. Thus, Digia will take care of about 3500 paying customers who already have the commercial area of Qt that Nokia no longer care because these services are “not core business activities .
However, Nokia will continue to develop core and copyright of Qt , and intends to “continue to contribute” in the development LGPL Qt, Qt remember that continues to play an important role in Symbian Meegan. In addition, several technical Digia Nokia will join with such of achieving a “smooth transition” for its clients and prevent disruptions that could arise during this one.
According to the article, Nokia some time looking for a candidate to take charge of licensing and paying customers of Qt , and finally found it on Digia, a company that already Qt worked around that, as announced his vice president, will now “offer commercial licenses worldwide and support services for customers with Qt.
In this way, Qt as a platform continues to advance steadily, the LGPL code continues as long as there is no such “selling Qt” by Nokia as has been said in other places but only a sort of concession from Nokia in which a company specializing in the business of business will be responsible for payment of Qt. For its part, the Qt we all know, now receive support from Digia addition to Nokia and we hope that from this Qt is strengthened even more.