[Interest] Qt.io confusing website ... where are the pricing table and how to get indie license ?

Bob Hood bhood2 at comcast.net
Thu Jul 16 19:27:05 CEST 2015

You mean this?


or this?


or this?


and here:


What do I win?  :)

On 7/16/2015 11:16 AM, Daniel França wrote:
> Game: *Find the "Qt in mobile" track of conferences on Qt World Summit 
> 2015*: 
> http://blog.qt.io/blog/2015/07/16/qt-world-summit-2015-whats-better-than-a-speaker-announcement/
> I don't know, I'm afraid that Qt is not caring much about mobile anymore.
> Em qui, 16 de jul de 2015 às 11:29, Gian Maxera <gmaxera at gmail.com 
> <mailto:gmaxera at gmail.com>> escreveu:
>     Let’s focus on the website and Qt … because even If I want to convince a
>     big company to move and using Qt … how can I do that if the Qt website
>     is so messy and so a disaster ?
>     I don’t think a company that can afford 350 $/month will be convinced by
>     the Qt website that their product is reliable and trustable … because
>     (maybe it’s my bias) but everything some commercial doesn’t give me a
>     clear view of their product and a clear view of pricing … I always think
>     that his going to cheat me in someways. Maybe it’s me … who knows :-)
>     We don’t know how many commercial licenses Qt sell and how much is the
>     Qt profit.
>     Why don’t share also this information on the website ?
>     I think is can be very useful for catching new customer to clear state
>     on the website something like that: “We have 14500 companies that rely
>     on Qt Commercial license”
>     Ciao,
>     Gianluca.
>>     On 16 Jul 2015, at 10:23, Daniel França <daniel.franca at gmail.com
>>     <mailto:daniel.franca at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     Ohh, forgot about the extended availability of indie licenses.
>>     Anyway, I do agree 100% with Nuno, most of people I talk don't even
>>     know about Qt.
>>     Qt is an amazing framework, QML is fantastic to build UI, but it's
>>     missing the point to let more people know about it and I don't think
>>     that removing indie license is a good move in that direction.
>>     Em qui, 16 de jul de 2015 às 10:42, Nuno Santos
>>     <nunosantos at imaginando.pt <mailto:nunosantos at imaginando.pt>> escreveu:
>>         To all Qt company workers out there:
>>         Please pass this feedback to the right persons in sales and
>>         management. This last month has clearly shown that there is a lot
>>         on unexploited sales potential out there.
>>         Having a good product is not enough. You need to know how to sell it!
>>         Xamarin has a clear pricing table, does Adwords, Facebook Ads, etc.
>>         This is something every company does nowadays to sell their products.
>>         Most of the developers I know and talk to *don’t even know* Qt.
>>         Qt has an AWESOME product but most of the developers don’t know
>>         about it. That will not happen by miracle!
>>         You should definitely start organising local events with Qt
>>         evangelisers in key cities, to spread the technology and show it’s
>>         potential.
>>         And YES, the new website is a complete disaster.
>>         Please exchange the *Download* top bar navigation by *Pricing* and
>>         be explicit. You have a good example here:
>>         https://store.xamarin.com/
>>         With the indie licenses you don’t earn money in short term, but you
>>         are preparing the new wave of developers to evangelise your
>>         technology and use it in the future in their successful companies
>>         or jobs.
>>         Or maybe we are all wrong and Qt Company is already having a huge
>>         profit and an exponential growth in users, if that is the case,
>>         sorry, we don’t have the data to see the whole picture.
>>         Once again, Qt Rocks!
>>         Regards,
>>         Nuno
>>>         On 16 Jul 2015, at 09:28, Gian Maxera <gmaxera at gmail.com
>>>         <mailto:gmaxera at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>         Hello,
>>>         I don’t know if in this mailing list there is someone in charge of
>>>         developing the Qt.io new website … so, sorry If I’m complaining on
>>>         the wrong list, but the new Qt.io website is a nightmare maze ! :-(
>>>         There is no way to understand what Qt does on different platform
>>>         and license.
>>>         Where is a simple pricing table with what’s included or not ?
>>>         Where is a list and a comparison of what it’s included for each
>>>         commercial license ?
>>>         What are the purpose of the wizard-questions that get you to one
>>>         of the Qt products ? The questions are very strange and weird !
>>>         Why I cannot just select the type of the license I want without
>>>         answering to all these questions ?
>>>         How can I get the indie license ? I tried to answer in different
>>>         ways trying a lot of combination … but I always end on two
>>>         possible outcomes: LGPL free and 350$/month commercial one !
>>>         So, are there only two type of licensing ? So, why just do not
>>>         clear say that on the website ?
>>>         Sorry about this complain … but I’m complaining because I love Qt
>>>         … and the old website was so good, so clear, so simple … that this
>>>         new confusion, obscure website does not help me to spread the
>>>         voice about the powerful of Qt.
>>>         Ciao,
>>>         Gianluca.
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