Nokia is spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt about Free Software in the statement where they announce selling the proprietary Qt business to Digia Many organizations which want to use Qt for their business applications choose commercial licenses, for a variety of reasons.Read more »
At the same time "both Nokia and Intel were working on separate handset UIs using Qt, the former proprietary, the latter open-source. A better worked example of squandering your leadership role and wrestling yourself to the ground is hard to see."Read more »
The most important issue is their very own fork of the Linux kernel which no longer can be merged with the upstream kernelRead more »
New version of Qt, a cross-platform application and UI development framework, features QML, an advanced new declarative programming language, and significant performance improvements.Read more »
I don't know about you, but I've found it hard to follow the various patent lawsuits involving Apple, Nokia and HTC. First there are so many cases filed all over the place, it's hard to understand the big picture. And I kept asking myself what it was all about. I mean, what's it all about really?Read more »
Oracle suing Google over Java could be a good thing for MeeGo. If any good is to come out of Oracle suing Google over Android, the one to benefit could be MeeGo, the Intel-Nokia joint-venture mobile operating system.Read more »
Since the beginning, Qt C++ development framework has been a product that has collaborated with and embraced its developer community as much as possible. Nokia believes the time has come to take this model forward again and to empower the community even more by changing the way Qt is governed – by moving to an even more open governance model.Read more »
The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) calls the spade "a spade"; Nokia's solution to the extortion problem cannot be generalised, so patent reform is urgently neededRead more »
Tech companies are playing hardball on smart phones, yet Linux could gain the upper hand with Intel and Nokia going on the defensive with MeeGo. To get you on Facebook while on the bus, play a tune, and - oh, yeah - make a call, Microsoft and Apple are finding new ways to reign in the competition on phones: they're using patent threats.Read more »
Microsoft and Apple continue their attack on freedom facilitation in the World Wide Web and Apple's PR problem escalatesRead more »
Nokia and Intel announced they merged their Linux platforms into Meego, a Linux platform which targets everything from netbooks to TVs and media phones.
The new merged system is a an open source, Linux project which brings together the Moblin project, headed up by Intel, and Maemo, by Nokia.
Nokia, the new steward of Qt, and Linux kernel contributor, says it has has completed the largest transition from proprietary code to open source in software history.Read more »
Symbian is the famous operating system that power up most Nokia mobile handsets. This OS was originally developed by Symbian Ltd. but then Nokia claimed it, next to an independent non-profit organization called Symbian Foundation, and implemented it on its devices.Read more »