GTK vs QTopia vs Android - (was: Re: Android needsapplications) (will be: new vision for openmoko)

Marcelo Lira setanta at
Sun Nov 18 14:38:33 CET 2007

>From my POV, when people at OpenMoko decided on GTK for its paltform they
are giving developers the ability to participate and influence *directly* on
its development, and create great apps, both opensource and proprietary,
without paying any license fees. The Nokia decision when build the Maemo
platform was of the same nature. Qtopia has none of these traits.
Look that the pricing is not the most importante issue, its the control over
the development of the platform, as the history of Microsoft and IBM roles
in the beginning of PCs told us, who controls the software runs the show. I
personally prefer the model where the community runs the show, and think
that the companies behind OpenMoko and Maemo prefer that no other random
company gives the cards on its hardware platform.

Marcelo Lira dos Santos
@Ciência Livre:
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