[Interest] Learning solutions survey
tino.pyssysalo at qt.io
Thu Jun 17 08:48:07 CEST 2021
The EDU license is targeted at instructor-led classroom teaching rather than scientific research work.
In the latter case, open-source license is working better or even commercial one, if the work
will result to a commercial product.
> On 16.6.2021, 23.33, "Interest on behalf of Bernhard Lindner" <interest-bounces at qt-project.org on behalf of private at bernhard-lindner.de> wrote:
> 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.
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