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Wednesday, 01 June 2011 11:55

Key open source project about to fail

Written by Nick Farell
microsoft

Thanks to Microsoft’s involvement with Nokia
Open sourcers are a little worried that an important project is about to be killed off thanks to Nokia's involvement with Microsoft. Nokia's jump to Windows Phone 7 has meant that the Qt toolkit, is living a promise of continued investment, bonuses for developers who stick with the platform and even a phone or two that might use it.

But the word on the street is that the Qt project has stalled and its future is uncertain. What makes it important is that the Qt toolkit that drives the KDE desktop which is one of the most popular and widely used desktops in the world of open source.

Apparently the KDE team is thinking about taking control of the source code and rolling it into the core of its project.
The main problem is that Qt will still be developed commercially and this is going to cause problems for those who might want to take control over the API, and the open source traditionalists.

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