[maemo-users] Any news on N9 release?

From: Nils Faerber nils.faerber at kernelconcepts.de
Date: Fri Jul 1 20:12:21 EEST 2011
Am 01.07.2011 18:19, schrieb Ville M. Vainio:
> On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 5:53 PM, Nils Faerber
> <nils.faerber at kernelconcepts.de> wrote:
>> I think relying on Nokia is a dead end - we can not expect anything from
>> them anymore (with which I do not mean the people inside Nokia! They are
> Apart from funding 99.9% of Qt development.

First of all I said "expect" - this funding is already there so it
nothing to expect anymore ;) OK, read "not expect" as "not expect more".

But also for this funding I would *expect* that they will try to get rid
of it as much as possible since Qt is not a strategic platform for them
anymore - at least not to the extend as it was planned at the time
acquiring Trolltech. It started with outsourcing the professional
services (or what it was called) already and I wouldn't be too surprised
if they would sell Qt altogether again.

I even can understand this and I am not blaming them! It is a perfectly
legal and logic business decision. But it does not help the fact that
Linux-mobile, be it Qt or whatever based, is not a business at Nokia any
more. And Nokia being a business "limits" the potential support you can
expect from them for things not creating revenue.


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