For those you who are keeping count of Nokia's mistakes, here's another one to add to your list : Nokia plans to spurn of it's Qt Business to Digia.
Digia, a Finnish software company, had already acquired the Qt commercial licensing business from Nokia last year. It has now finally decided to go the whole nine yards and buy the entire Qt software business from Nokia.
The agreement has already been signed and a maximum of 125 Qt workforce from Nokia will be transferred to Digia.
Digia is confident of it's investment in buying Qt from Nokia and rightly so since Qt is fast becoming the de-facto open source standard for UI in Embedded and Mobile devices.
Most Qt developers worldwide should be happy with the news since it puts to rest any doubts they might have about the cross-platform toolkit's future.
An official statement from Digia mentions that Digia plans to "improve it's position within the Qt ecosystem by further strengthening Qt’s R&D capabilities and expanding its reach on many more platforms than ever before".
Although Nokia's contributions to Qt cannot be denied, it would be a relief to know Qt is not managed by a company who has abondoned it's existing platforms in favor of Windows 7 overnight.