Nokia to acquire Trolltech

28 01 2008

Looks like the mad streak of acquisitions of Open Source companies that characterized this month (see here and here) isn’t over yet:

ESPOO, Finland and OSLO, Norway, January 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Nokia and Trolltech ASA today announced that they have entered into an agreement that Nokia will make a public voluntary tender offer to acquire Trolltech (http://www.trolltech.com), a company headquartered in Oslo, Norway and publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Trolltech is a recognized software provider with world-class software development platforms and frameworks. In addition to the key software assets, its talented team will play an important role in accelerating the implementation of Nokia’s softwarestrategy.

For the clueless: Trolltech are the creators of the Qt framework that powers, amongst other things, the KDE desktop environment, and a number of mobile applications, including Opera.

Thanks to Corsin for the twit.

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29 01 2008
SpringSource - Covalent at Agylen

[…] my, one more Open Source company acquisition, again. I’m finding harder and harder to keep up, with an almost daily occurrence of this kind of […]

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