[Interest] Indie Mobil Program terminated?

Reinhardt Behm rbehm at hushmail.com
Sat Jul 18 12:32:06 CEST 2015

You do not need to reply to me directly, I'm reading the list.

I agree with you about the website. I follows the horrible trend of flashy eye 
candy without content. 
It is impossible to find any information about pricing. :-(

The designer clearly does not understand who the audience is. We are busy 
people looking for information not for useless nonsense!

Best Regards

Reinhardt Behm

On Saturday 18 July 2015 20:05:23 John C. Turnbull wrote:
> The new licensing structure (and not to mention the abominable website) are
> clearly NOT working and will only hurt Qt, perhaps even kill it.  It shows
> how out-of-touch the Qt Company's executives are with their actual customers
> now.  This is common as companies grow larger and more successful.
> Please, Qt Company, listen to your customers while you still have some...
> -----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
> Gianluca
> Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2015 6:24 PM
> To: Reinhardt Behm
> Cc: interest at qt-project.org
> Subject: Re: [Interest] Indie Mobil Program terminated?
> Il giorno 18/lug/2015, alle ore 09:16, Reinhardt Behm <rbehm at hushmail.com>
> ha scritto:
> > On Saturday 18 July 2015 08:59:53 Gianluca wrote:
> >> 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 !
> > There are still many (the most) applications developed with Qt that
> > never will see any "app store".
> > Qt is used in many embedded an control systems where there is now use
> > fro any app store.
> > The software world consists of more than mobile and "app" worlds.
> > My programs i.e. work in certified avionics systems, flying in
> helicopters.
> Yes, you are right. But we are talking of indie developer and mostly of them
> look for the new market (the old market are full by old developer). And the
> future of desktop and mobile application for the endusers are on the app
> stores. So, that's why we are all concerning about the license.
> Let me compare your case with our case:
>  - you have a client that is a company and you sell directly to them, you
> can use LGPL and pay nothing for Qt. The companies are willing to pay more
> than endusers for support and service.
>  - we (indie new developer) trying to sell mobile and desktop application we
> are forced to use the app stores (you cannot anymore sell new softwares
> without using stores to the people, it's new trend :-( ), our customers are
> people that they want pay almost nothing for the app. We cannot use LGPL,
> and Qt will cost 350$/month.
> You WIN !! We LOSE !!
> How can we solve this problem ?
> > --
> > Best Regards
> > 
> > Reinhardt Behm
> > 
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