[Interest] Indie Mobil Program terminated?

John C. Turnbull ozemale at ozemail.com.au
Tue Jul 7 22:29:28 CEST 2015

Well, all of this is actually quite true and, I have to say the "lawyer"
stuff in particular is rather scary.

Firstly, I cannot afford to start spending $350 per month while I am just
learning a product if getting all the features I need is dependent on paying
that money.

Then, I am genuinely concerned about what kind and number of flaming hoops I
will have to jump through to get my apps into the various app stores and
fear that it may turn out for one reason or another that this is not even

Qt is giving off a very unsettling vibe at the moment and, yes, I may well
just decide that there is too much risk or it's going to cost me too much
money and go with a competitor.


-----Original Message-----
From: interest-bounces+ozemale=ozemail.com.au at qt-project.org
[mailto:interest-bounces+ozemale=ozemail.com.au at qt-project.org] On Behalf Of
md at rpzdesign.com
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 6:14 AM
To: interest at qt-project.org
Cc: derrick.hesser at theqtcompany.com
Subject: Re: [Interest] Indie Mobil Program terminated?

What a perfect example given below by Jason H.

Go ahead and search for a QT competitor product that emphasizes that you
talk to your lawyer.


Again, its really bad optics when the word "lawyer" keeps popping up and
whacking potential customers in the face.

That is causing LOSS of SALES.

Poor John Turnbull below is now spending his money on his lawyer or a
competitor instead of sending those dollars to QT.

The horse and water analogy applies here.


On 7/7/2015 1:36 PM, Jason H wrote:
> 1. Consult your laywer.
> 2. But there is some question if LGPL apps are allowed in the App stores.
> 3. I'd get the Indie Mobile for $25/25 (I forget) before August 31 and 
> get grandfathered in. This is not advice, but it's what I would do.
> *Sent:* Tuesday, July 07, 2015 at 3:11 PM
> *From:* "John C. Turnbull" <ozemale at ozemail.com.au>
> *To:* "Ben Lau" <xbenlau at gmail.com>
> *Cc:* "interest at qt-project.org" <interest at qt-project.org>
> *Subject:* Re: [Interest] Indie Mobil Program terminated?
> Ok, this is all very confusing for me.  I am just starting out with Qt 
> and am using the LGPL edition.
> What are my limitations with that? It costs me nothing but do I have 
> to distribute my source code along with the app and am I missing out 
> on features and/or the ability to sell my app on iOS or Android?
> I simply can't start paying $350 per month when so much is the 
> learning curve at the moment so is it possible to stay on this license 
> until I actually want to sell my app and only miss out on paid support 
> until then? Or is it that there's a whole bunch of features that I 
> can't even use till I fork out that unsustainable amount each month?
> Thanks,
> -jct
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