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Author Topic: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE*  (Read 3670 times)

4wd

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Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE*
« on: January 19, 2015, 12:14:01 AM »
Via OzBargain:

One for the developers

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WHAT IS THE COMMUNITY LICENSE?

The Essential Studio Enterprise Edition Community License provides free access to our entire product offering for individual developers and small businesses.

What's included?

All products available in Essential Studio Enterprise Edition and Syncfusion Plus are included. This comprehensive offering includes over 650 components across 12 platforms, an easy-to-use big data platform, and much more. Support and updates are also included.

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FAQ

Who is eligible?

Individual developers or up to five users at companies with annual gross revenue below $1 million USD.

Can the products be used to build commercial applications?

Yes.

How long are the licenses valid ?

The community licenses do not expire. You will continue to receive support and updates for new versions.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2015, 05:04:22 PM by 4wd »

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Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE*
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2015, 03:10:11 AM »
Nice! Thanks for posting that. They have some good stuff, but I've never used it in a released program before because of the licensing.
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Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE*
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2015, 07:54:20 AM »
because of the licensing?

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Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE*
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2015, 08:06:43 AM »
because of the licensing?

Yeah. I had a client that used it. The license used to go (still does?) for several thousand IIRC.

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Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE*
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2015, 09:30:38 AM »
because of the licensing?

Yeah. I had a client that used it. The license used to go (still does?) for several thousand IIRC.

That's the pricing... I know about that since we were evaluating them vs ComponentOne, and (still) in my opinion should have gone with SyncFusion.  Licensing implies something different to me than price, however...

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Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE*
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2015, 06:11:12 PM »
because of the licensing?

Yeah. I had a client that used it. The license used to go (still does?) for several thousand IIRC.

That's the pricing... I know about that since we were evaluating them vs ComponentOne, and (still) in my opinion should have gone with SyncFusion.  Licensing implies something different to me than price, however...

The license costs. :) I should have said price. They upgrade rather frequently, and I didn't want to get trapped into $xxx.xx every year.
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Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE*
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2015, 08:31:48 PM »
Licensing implies something different to me than price, however...

Fair 'nuff. But would you care to elaborate? :)

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Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE*
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2015, 10:06:25 PM »
Licensing implies something different to me than price, however...

Fair 'nuff. But would you care to elaborate? :)

There are some component developers and service providers where the price is totally reasonable, but the license conditions are not.  Limiting use, distribution, DRM on distribution, etc.  None of those have anything to do with the price itself...

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Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE*
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2015, 09:09:16 PM »
Late to the game, I know, but looks like the website FAQ says the license is valid forever, as long as you don't make over $1 million USD per year.  Can't find anywhere on the site that spells out details in the EULA, so maybe that's the sticky point?

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Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE*
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2015, 09:51:15 PM »
Late to the game, I know, but looks like the website FAQ says the license is valid forever, as long as you don't make over $1 million USD per year.  Can't find anywhere on the site that spells out details in the EULA, so maybe that's the sticky point?

Why would that be a sticky point?  Most community editions of commercial software products are limited similarly in my experience.  They're a way to get it into the hands of people that are in the hobbyist or small business area.  If you're making $1 mil a year, you can surely purchase a license, I'd think.

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Re: Syncfusion Essential Studio Suite *FREE*
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2015, 11:58:17 PM »
Sorry, my grammar/sentence structure module was turned off...  ;)
I meant to reference the EULA and the possibility of less-than-convenient licensing terms such as those you listed contained therein.  I couldn't find one just cruising the site.  Has anybody taken a closer look?