[Interest] Indie Mobil Program terminated?

Ben Lau xbenlau at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 12:17:03 CEST 2015

Hi Tuukka,

Thanks for listening from us!

> we are rather surprised that a product that almost no-one has bought is
crucially important to so many.

I have already purchased an indie license few month ago. I think I could
try to explain why we are very concerned with this issue.

I think most of the guy replied in this thread not only an user. But also
an evangelist (or just wanna-be) of Qt. We would like to recommend /
convince people/company to use Qt. Even we know it is not yet a very good
solution for mobile yet. But we wish it will be the best solution, so we
are willing to be a pioneer.

But if the lowest cost to get Qt run on mobile is USD $350/month, it is
really difficult to convince others to get started on a not-yet popular

We complain becoz we like Qt. And wish it success.

On 7 July 2015 at 02:23, Turunen Tuukka <tuukka.turunen at theqtcompany.com>

> 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.
> Yours,
>                 Tuukka
> ________________________________________
> 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.
> Mark
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