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Tuesday, January 29, 2008
 On Nokia, Qt, and what not...

Not sure how to feel about the Nokia-Qt deal. If they can use it, congrats to my fellow hackers at Qt.

Philip:I've been working in my capacity as the Pango maintainer with the Qt guys for almost two years now. We are moving all our secret-recipe shaping code to a single module hosted on and called HarfBuzz. (more on that module later)

We arrange annual conferences called Text Layout Summit to meet and discuss. The first one happened at GNOME Boston Summit 2006, second one at aKademy 2007, and the next instance is scheduled to happen at the Libre Graphics Meeting 2008.

Really, we work together all the time. You just need to want to. And meeting face to face gives you that needed initial push. That's the main reason that I'm working hard on getting GNOME Foundation and KDE e.V. co-hosting aKademy and GUADEC in 2009.

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Contrary to what Trolltech guys said, I don't think it is useful for Qt and KDE. See Nokia history!Almost all of commercial companies(including Nokia) just seek for their profit in "any way". It's been said that this is a reply to Google's Android; Maybe it's OK, but who really guarantee the freedom of Next generation release of Qt and KDE? One of the most strong reasons I do love Gnome Foundation is that it never pollute itself with these deals :)
The freedom of Qt is secured by the FreeQT Foundation. If Trolltech or any company that acquired Trolltech doesn't release new feature releases KDE is enabled to release Qt under BSD-license. See for details.
Otherwise there is always the option of forking the current GPLv3 version.
Nokia is going to help Qt, because it's in the interest to do so.

They want to compete with Google/Android and with iPhone, and they need a software platform, and 3rd party developers. the best way to get it to is to keep going with the trolltech strategy.
Humm... yes guys.
After checking FreeQt Foundation and googling some materials on relevant stuff, I convinced :)
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