January 31, 2008
Nokia: $150M to the Trolltech Under the Bridge
Surprisingly, NokiaÃ¢â¬â¢s acquisition of Trolltech has elicited the least inbound inquiry of all the recent open source M&A activity. The MySQL deal triggered more or less a complete meltdown, and even the smaller Covalent acquisition got the phones and IM channels ringing. As an aside on the Covalent deal, James and I were joking this morning that our new slogan should be Ã¢â¬ÅWork with RedMonk, get acquired,Ã¢â¬Â as our list of graduates is both long and distinguished (Covalent, MySQL, Scalix, Sleepycat, etc). Maybe we should start a pool on whoÃ¢â¬â¢s next? Oh right, gambling is illegal.