[Interest] Indie Mobil Program terminated?

Turunen Tuukka tuukka.turunen at theqtcompany.com
Mon Jul 6 20:23:21 CEST 2015

Hi Mark,

The reason why Indie Mobile product is to be discontinued is simple: there has been so few licenses sold that it does not even cover for the cost of online sales, let alone any cost of packaging, testing, distributing etc. We do care about indie developers and the community, but based on the sold Indie Mobile subscriptions it is very clear that there was no demand to this product.

As also stated in the blog post of today, we are rather surprised that a product that almost no-one has bought is crucially important to so many. For this reason, we decided to have extension until end of August rather that promise that the product is available indefinitely. It will be interesting to see how many decide to purchase it now that it is again available.

We are continuously thinking of ways to improve our offering and naturally hope to find products that provide new business. We are also very happy that we have an active community and customer base. And we are extremely proud that Qt is a great product, used by a huge number of developers worldwide. 



Lähettäjä: md at rpzdesign.com <md at rpzdesign.com>
Lähetetty: 6. heinäkuuta 2015 16:39
Vastaanottaja: interest at qt-project.org
Kopio: Knoll Lars; Turunen Tuukka
Aihe: Re: [Interest] Indie Mobil Program terminated?

Dear Lars & Turunen:

Qt has been reading their email, but still appear tone deaf:

 > http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/07/06/indie-mobile-available-until-aug-31st/

There are statements in that blog which strain QT credibility.

Transparency is only ONE of several significant problems.

Your feedback loops are apparently broken.

Community Crisis Response and Pricing Policy VIA BLOG is a
communications disaster.

You have manufactured haters which will not evangelize QT, further
weakening QT now and in the future.

Failing to have Qt staff directly and completely address many valid
questions/issues raised in the interest list and blog replies has
consequences, whether obvious or not.

Stop saying Open Source successfully replaces Indie, until you can
provide an articulate and concise page why instead of sending
all potential Indies to their lawyers to figure it out.  They will not.

The web site is a confusing MESS. You are LOSING sales because nobody
can clearly see price VS benefits.

Like Nunos Santos says: QT Rocks.

Just not enough people have the time (and now the money) to bet on QT to
figure it out.

They need to see other users succeeding, not users bitching.

This has been a terrible week for QT.


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