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Microsoft's contract with Nokia rumored at $1B

The partnership between Nokia and Microsoft announced last month now has a reported dollar figure. Also, Nokia announces that it's selling off the commercial licensing part of its Qt business.

By March 7, 2011


Trolltech's full monty with open-source phone software

The open-source software specialist releases previously proprietary phone software components under the GPL and ports Qtopia to FIC's Neo1973 phone.

By September 18, 2007


Nokia acquires open-source firm Trolltech

Trolltech's open-source programming component and tools should help ease Nokia's cross-platform development difficulties, the Finnish mobile phone maker says.

By January 28, 2008


Nokia acquires Trolltech: Will any open-source companies be left to change the world?

As the proprietary world continues to devour the open-source world, one has to wonder if anyone will be left to shake up the old world.

By January 28, 2008


Nokia to bridge Maemo, Symbian with Qt

The use of Qt is expected to make it easier for developers to write apps both for the Maemo mobile Linux OS and for Symbian, Nokia's smartphone platform.

By July 6, 2009


What does Intel-Nokia deal mean for Symbian?

The deal will create a new way for Nokia to fight competition in the smartphone market by focusing on a Linux strategy as a strong alternative to the Symbian OS that Nokia is using today.

By June 24, 2009


Smartphone king Symbian ready to strike back

Apple gets all the attention for its iPhone. So what's Symbian, the leader in mobile operating systems, to do? Executive David Wood lays out the plan.

By June 3, 2009


EU open-source document reflects Microsoft influence

Microsoft's efforts to alter a European Commission open-source policy draft suggest the Redmond giant knows much is at stake.

By March 11, 2009


Nokia updates Qt open-source developer platform

The cell phone maker is updating the Qt development platform and adding open-source license options. Go write some cross-platform code.

By March 3, 2009


Worst open-source predictions of 2008

My biggest mistake was in thinking that open source was so different that it defied the laws of economic gravity.

By December 29, 2008