Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Qt is now owned by Digia

Digia has finally finished the acquisition process of Qt from Nokia and now has the responsibility for Qt activities including product development and commercial and open source licensing. The website for Qt is now http://qt.digia.com.

This will ensure the future of Qt 5 and also KDE 5 which will be based on Qt 5. Some workers are enjoying this transition since they now have a company to pay for them, but some people (around 60) that used to work for Nokia in Brisbane, Australia is not that lucky.  Last month, Nokia shut down their office in Brisbane which was in charge of some Qt development and right now, they are jobless (some might already find another job currently). Hopefully they could find a better company that will hire them and use their wonderful skills and they can still contribute to Qt.