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I just don't see any company, with the resources to do a proper job of modernizing QT, to take it on. Beyond that a community project would likely die out or degerate into a developers nightmare. I just don't see something like QT lasting without strong corporate sponsorship and I don't see any corporation taking interest.
I assume you Qt is in much better position than gtk and it's also much stronger.
Lol I suppose there aren't many non-tech savvy users around, so no harm done.
Anyway, I really really liked the N9 and Meego. It's one of the most simple and effective mobile OSes I tried. If they had pushed it further with more models at other price points I'm almost sure Nokia would have become a relevant company once again.
Actually this could be very good for Qt, because it could mean an end to the CLA which would result in a stronger Qt community. Besides I somehow doubt all of these devs are just going to disappear from the project, ICS, KDAB, and otherwise are probably already setting up to pick over the corpse and it's likely that most if not all of these devs will be staying in the ecosystem that way.
IBM would be a good fit. Heck Red Hat does a new desktop based on Qt.
IBM has been doing a ton of work that could use Qt. I think that Qt might be the best framework for building applications in house and has really gotten allot of traction with Python and other programmers the past year or so.
Personally gnome is a mess of a frame work and Qt is very elegant IMHO.
This basically ends Jolla dreams of MeeGo revival. While Nokia explicitly hurting them would cause a PR disaster in Finland, a 3rd party will not have such reservations. Of course if a desktop oriented company buys it, they may still cooperate.
Let's hope Digia pick that after all.