You bring up an important point ... in my opinion (I know alot of people won't like this) ...I have seen several remarks from coders that did nto release their mods for vb4 simply because they did not have money for a license. Thats one reason why I suggest this.
Another reason is that it seems important to me that a software company shows its appreciation of the coders (who are working for free) in some way or another. Offering a free license is just an example.
Why should they do that? They're already -paying- for a license, and they're helping to support XenForo by offering services to reach a wider target audience (Galleries, CMS, Portal, Blogs done by 3rd parties will mean people will switch).yeah, modders should give a percentage of their generated revenues back to XF in order for XF to continue working on the platform.
Why ?Why should they do that? They're already -paying- for a license, and they're helping to support XenForo by offering services to reach a wider target audience (Galleries, CMS, Portal, Blogs done by 3rd parties will mean people will switch).
Perhaps a fee for posting paid software -on- XenForo (With strict rules regarding signatures and lite software), but to force developers or designers to pay further just because they wish to make some money off their work? Thats ridiculous, and would end up being the end of XenForo for me, no matter how much I like the system.
Please explain your logic why you think this is a decent proposal, because I am fairly sure anyone else who has ever designed or developed something commercially will agree that this is a horrible idea.Why ?
Because modders are making money based on that platform developed by Kier and Mike.
Ever heard about "Franchising" ?