[Interest] Indie Mobil Program terminated?

Gianluca gmaxera at gmail.com
Sat Jul 18 09:59:53 CEST 2015

No you cannot !
You are arising a problem that people was used to develop for desktop was not aware at the moment: the new Windows and Mac app stores.
So, basically this is the scenario:
 - in the last 30 years desktop application was sold without using any store like windows and mac app store. LGPL was invented to give the possibility for developer to sell commercial product without paying licenses
 - in the recents years the world is changing. All application (as you noted, also windows and mac application) are now sold via dedicated store, both desktop and mobile app. For this case, the LGPL is old and (probably) not suitable for these cases. You are screwed up !


Il giorno 18/lug/2015, alle ore 07:52, John C. Turnbull <ozemale at ozemail.com.au> ha scritto:

> Meaning I can sell the desktop apps without having to distribute my code and into the Windows and Mac App Stores (WITHOUT having to pay my lawyer thousands)?
>> On 18 Jul 2015, at 16:43, Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com> wrote:
>>> On Saturday 18 July 2015 13:04:45 John C. Turnbull wrote:
>>> The problem even with this extension for the Indie Program is that it *only*
>>> allows you to use Qt to develop *mobile* apps.  The appeal of Qt is its
>>> cross-platform ability but if you are using it *just* for mobiles then you
>>> will get a better result with a framework designed specifically for mobiles
>>> or the actual native tools for each mobile OS, especially when many
>>> consider Qt's current mobile support to be embryonic at best...
>> For desktops, the open source licence should be fine for your needs.
>> -- 
>> Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
>> Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
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