[Development] Changes to Qt offering

Dmitriy Purgin dpurgin at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 22:19:07 CET 2020

I am not a lawyer too, but in this case, if I download Qt for personal
reasons (hobby projects) I act as a natural person, and The Qt Company
gathers my email address, and this is personal information. Of course, I
consent to this specifically but the thing is, I have to consent because
The Qt Company forces me to. Otherwise, I can't download the binaries. And
I don't see how the need of gathering my email address as a natural person
is sufficiently explained to me.


On Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 10:07 PM Ville Voutilainen <
ville.voutilainen at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 27 Jan 2020 at 21:56, Dmitriy Purgin <dpurgin at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > By the way, gathering emails by requiring an account to download the
> software without any technical reason might be indeed an example of a GDPR
> violation.
> I am not a lawyer, but I am unaware of any free software license that
> gives you a right to download binaries at the terms
> of your own choosing. Source downloads are a different matter.
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