[Interest] Learning solutions survey

Bernhard Lindner private at bernhard-lindner.de
Wed Jun 16 22:29:17 CEST 2021

Never heard about that license. I was very interested until I read the FAQ:

"Under the educational license, limitations apply. Applications and/or devices may not be
distributed to third parties and must be used for internal use only. Subcontracting in any
direction is not allowed under this license. Professional support of Qt is not included

This means that as soon as the students use the software in the practical part of their
studies and have to publish the software as part of their scientific work or as part of
their degree, they are forced to go back to the OSS license. That's ridiculous. For me,
that means avoiding Qt altogether in our curriculum or, if at all, relying exclusively on
the OSS license.
It seems like there is an internal company rule that requires all license terms to be
written in such a way that licensees are annoyed under all circumstances. 

> Took a while to study your case Rolf. I'm very sorry that we have ignored your EDU
> license requests. 
> Each EDU license request is automatically assigned to a person, who should continue the
> process:
> validate that the request is from a proper university and so on. 
> I can see in our records that you have requested an EDU license for three times, but the
> person in-charge has 
> never replied to any of those requests. This is very unfortunate and please accept my
> apologies. We clearly need 
> to improve our processes to guarantee that each and every request gets answered. 
> It is important for us that we do our best to enable Qt teaching at universities all
> over the world. 
> --
> Tino Pyssysalo
> Product management
> The Qt Company
> On 9.6.2021, 11.37, "Interest on behalf of Rolf Winter" <
> interest-bounces at qt-project.org on behalf of rolf.winter at gmail.com> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     I have one improvement you could implement. Some time ago, I have
>     tried to reach out to the Qt Edu Team via
>     https://www.qt.io/qt-for-educational-program. I tried several times
>     over a couple of months through the form on that site and never got a
>     response. I then I turned to the Qt in Education Forum
>     (
> https://forum.qt.io/topic/110451/qt-in-education-contact-through-web-interface-unresponsive
> )
>     and somebody (I assume from the Qt Company) kindly forwarded my Email
>     to the responsible people inside the Qt company. I still have not
>     received a response to date, but it has only been a year now. I
>     basically stopped teaching Qt but if you want people to educate devs
>     for you, you really need to start responding to queries or take down
>     the education site if nobody pays attention to it.
>     Best,
>     Rolf
>     On Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 4:04 PM Jarko Vihriala <jarko.vihriala at qt.io> wrote:
>     >
>     > Hello all,
>     >
>     > We would like to hear what you have to say regarding the learning solutions about
> Qt and QML. Please check out my blog post at 
> https://www.qt.io/blog/learning-solutions-survey and give your honest feedback by
> clicking the link to the survey. Thanks in advance!
>     >
>     > Results from the survey will be used to make our learning solutions better for
> anyone using Qt or wanting to use Qt.
>     >
>     > Br, Jarko
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     >
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Gruß, Bernhard

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