[Interest] Learning solutions survey

Tino Pyssysalo 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
>     either."
>     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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