In this edition...

  1. Front Page
    • Digia acquires Qt. Now "responsible for all the Qt activities formerly carried out by Nokia"
  2. Applications
    • New 'sowatch' screenshots teased for MetaWatch users
  3. Development
    • New SDL port for Harmattan
    • Widgets Engine for Harmattan, technical preview 1
  4. Community
    • Minutes of August 3rd Maemo Community Council meeting

Front Page

Digia acquires Qt. Now "responsible for all the Qt activities formerly carried out by Nokia"

Via: @Jaffa2, @GeneralAntilles

Editor: Andrew Olmsted

Digia - the company that previously obtained the commercial licensing of Qt from Nokia - has acquired the remaining portions on Qt. Digia expresses an interest in maintaining the current dual-licensing scheme (open source and commercial) and is "Committed to [a] Thriving Qt Ecosystem". One of Digia’s key objectives with this acquisition is to improve its position within the Qt ecosystem by further strengthening Qt’s R&D capabilities and expanding its reach on many more platforms than ever before. Since Digia acquired the Qt Commercial licensing business from Nokia in March 2011, the operation has continued to be successful and has grown substantially. Digia forecasts the acquisition’s impact on its 2012 revenues to be positive. In the following years, Digia forecasts the Qt business to grow. Here's hoping Qt continues to get the level of support it deserves from Digia and the community.