Qt's Lars Knoll: "It's Really Sad To See This Happen"
Lars Knoll, the current Qt Chief Architect at Nokia and responsible for leading the Qt 5.0 development, has commented on the shutting down of Nokia's Qt Australia office.
Word leaked two days ago that Nokia would be shutting down their Qt Brisbane office in August, which holds the responsibility of developing and maintaining several Qt components -- including Qt Quick and other important pieces to this tool-kit they acquired from Trolltech. The shutting down of this office goes with the very likely plans that they are selling off Qt.
There's been a lot of negative words towards Nokia -- besides everything else in past months after falling jumping in bed with Microsoft -- with this move to effectively abandon Qt and the fate being uncertain. One can only hope many of these important Qt developers will find employment elsewhere and can continue contributing to upstream Qt.
Lars Knoll, who has worked on Qt going back to 2000 when he joined Trolltech and worked his way up to being the Qt Chief Architect at Nokia, has publicly commented on Nokia's Brisbane office closing. Below is Knoll's message from the Qt Project mailing list.
I talked a bit with the team in Brisbane this morning. Obviously the mood there is somewhat grim.
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