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Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Dismal Shadow, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Dismal Shadow

    Dismal Shadow Active Member

    Ok this might sound stupid. When you purchase the license of the software, the license for use is unlimited as well as support and upgrades for one year. So when if expires you can still use the software but in order to receive support and upgrades you need to pay the renewal fee. Am I correct?
  2. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Exactly what the license entails hasn't been mentioned yet.
  3. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    As no price or licence details have been released yet there is no way to answer this.
  4. Dismal Shadow

    Dismal Shadow Active Member

    Yeah I know the details hadn't been given yet, I only ask because I never knew what renewal means. :p
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    So you're asking what the term renewal means and how this applies to software licenses (not specifically XF which no announcement has been made yet)?

    Hate to break it to you, but software vendors handle license terms differently and the meaning of the word renewal is going to be different depending on who you're buying from.
  6. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Renewal usually extends support, or software updates for a period of time. Some companies have that separate, some have it together, and some even have no renewal and give support and updates for life.
  7. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    That's frequently the way it works, but not always. How licensing works is entirely determined by the specifics of the license agreement, which as everyone said, we haven't seen yet.

    I think it's reasonable to assume it will likely be similar to other products in this field, but they could do all sorts of different things. Only time , and Kier/Mike/Ashley, will tell :)
  8. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    It means you have to pay to get more of whatever you are paying for - how often depends on the licence agreement, which could be based on any number of things.
  9. Dismal Shadow

    Dismal Shadow Active Member

    Thanks guys. I assumed most renewal license by the softwares is needed for support and upgrades.
    I guess we will all wait and see what licence agreement will be given upon release. :)

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