User’s Guide License Model
February 22, 2011 33 Comments
In PrimeFaces documentation page, we’ve added following paragraph;
“Price of User’s Guide is minimum 9.90 Euros. For companies, we appreciate if this fee is considered per developer. User’s Guide is an important resource for the financial backbone of PrimeFaces, by paying over the minimum price you’ll support us greatly while we maintain codebase, add new features, provide community support and keep PrimeFaces open. In the end you’ll also be investing your own project built with PrimeFaces.”
So we “kindly” asked companies who use PrimeFaces to consider this fee per developer not single. I’m kinda disappointed to see that most of the companies (some are quite huge) with dev teams are ignoring this and getting only one copy. It is interesting to see that people are paying much much more than this as license fees of vendors.
So for 3.0, we’re planning to introduce different prices for different types of users like companies (probably based on dev team size), single developer(regular), students(cheaper) to enforce this.
Note that this will only apply to user’s guide, not PrimeFaces itself, PrimeFaces will always be free and licensed under apache.
Thank you for your understanding, I think this change seems to be necessary as everyone has a family to look after and unfortunately PrimeFaces has no big brother like its competitors.