Unix User Group Honors Trolltech for Support of Free Software Community

10/20/2003 - Trolltech(TM), a leader in multiplatform development frameworks, announced that it has been awarded the price for advancement of Free Software by the Norwegian Unix User's Group (NUUG) and the Oslo University College for its multiplatform framework Qt.

The jury's said: "Through years of dedication, Trolltech has develped Qt into a leading product, winning international acclaim. The product is innovative, and enables simple and effective development of GUI programs on both open and proprietary platforms as well as hand-held units. One example of this is the popular Linux user interface KDE (K Desktop Enviroment) which is directly based on Qt".

"The prize is a recognition of the successful symbiosis between Trolltech and the Free Software community," said Matthias Ettrich, Director of Software Development for Desktop Platforms at Trolltech. "We work very hard to make sure the GNU/Linux community has access to the best possible framework available for Free and Open Source Software development, and it is pleasing to see that our work is recognized."

Trolltech has offered both commercial and free edition licensing options to developers, since its founding in 1994.

About Oslo University College
With six faculties, approximately 9,000 students and a staff of 1,000, Oslo University College (OUC) is Norway's largest university college. OUC provides professional higher education with programmes leading to bachelor and master degree programmes in all main areas of society: education, economics, media, arts and culture, engineering, health and social services.

About NUUG
The Norwegian Unix User's Group is the Norwegian branch of the Usenix Association, USENIX.

About Trolltech
Trolltech(R) is a software company with two flagship products: Qt(R) and Qtopia(R). Qt is a multi-platform C++ application framework developers can use to write single-source applications that run -- natively -- on Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and embedded Linux. Qt has been used to build thousands of successful commercial applications worldwide, and is the basis of the open source KDE desktop environment. Qtopia is the first comprehensive application environment built for embedded Linux, and is used in Sharp's line of Zaurus PDAs. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Palo Alto, California. More about Trolltech can be found at http://www.trolltech.com.

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