In the Wild

Are Nokia going to try to divest of Qt?

Via: @Jaffa2

Editor: Andrew Flegg

Following Nokia's closure of the Qt development offices in Australia, a thread on the Qt Project's main development mailing list had this contribution from Atlant Schmidt: A source I consider reliable has whispered in my ear that in the aftermath of Nokia recently shooting Meltemi dead, Sebastian Nyström (the Nokia Senior VP in charge of Qt) has been given explicit direction to sell-off the Qt asset.

This wouldn't be surprising, if true. Nokia's management team seems desperate to reduce costs and focus on the core strategy of the Microsoft alliance. Qt does not fit with that, and it's easy to see questions being raised when they aren't realising the benefit of the investment in future handsets.