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Farshad Mohajeri

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Dear developers,

 

First of all thanks for your support. I appreciate it a lot. Until now uniGUI was distributed as a completely free product. Of course, Ext JS is not free so you need to get a license for it.  Since uniGUI is a product based on Ext JS library it is obvious that it can't stay as a free product forever.

 

Let's consider our licensing options:

 

1) Free / hobbyist / non-profit version

 

This could be an option for hobbyist non-profit usage but since Ext JS doesn't provide such an option it is not possible for uniGUI to have such an option. Even if we deploy a restricted version of uniGUI for free usage you'll need to purchase an Ext JS license for your projects. Which means your investment will be at least 329USD per developer.

 

Conclusion: There will be no free version of uniGUI.

 

2) Low cost restricted version

 

Again there is no low cost version of Ext JS so deploying a low cost version of uniGUI doesn't make sense. You'll pay for a restricted low cost version of uniGUI while you need to pay for a full version of Ext JS.

 

Conclusion: There will be no low cost version of uniGUI.

 

3) Standard version (Without source)

 

This will be the standard version for uniGUI. You'll get the Ext JS license separately (Combined in future). You will receive a DCU only package. More or less like something we currently distribute as beta.

 

4) Pro version (With source)

 

Same as Pro but will include source code (Full or partial). It may also include some additional tools.

 

5) Source code sold as a separate product

 

This can be another option.

 

6) Premium Support Pack.

 

An option for those who need to receive direct support.

 

With version 0.94 or 0.95 the above picture will become more neat.

 

Soon we will stop distributing the free betas. This will happen with version 0.94 or 0.95. Then you will be able to purchase uniGUI beta licenses when product is still beta but close to release. Beta licenses will be sold with some discount and will be cheaper than the release. Again Ext JS license will be at same price.

 

I'm sharing this info to let you know that if you plan to choose uniGUI as a long term partner you will need to purchase a license in near future. I'm sure that will not be an issue for many of you because you already develop commercial web apps. From very beginning it was obvious that uniGUI will not be always free because even if I'd distributed it as completely free Ext JS license would prohibit a free usage of the framework.

 

In future releases, an OEM license of Ext JS will be included so you will not be forced to purchase it from Sencha.

 

I'm ready to hear from you about other licensing options.

 

Thanks

Farshad Mohajeri

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Hi,

 

I suggest

 

1- (purchase ) Standard version (Without source)

 

2- (purchase)  Pro version (With source)

 

3- (purchase) update from ver 1.xxx  to ver 2.xxx

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I want to know how are you going to manage licences for releases?

 

Also, please, consider paypal for payments.

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Sounds good.

Any discounts will be? Something like

Thanks for your comment.

 

I have some plans to start selling support packs soon.

 

With support packs you'll be able purchase credits to receive direct support from us.

 

The amount you pay for support will not vanish when all of your credits are spent. We will count it as pre-payment for the commercial version. So if you spent 500USD to purchase support credits you'll receive at least 500USD of discount when you purchase commercial version.

 

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I agree!

1) standard

2) pro (with sources)

And I suggest, an option to pay monthly (or annual) to be eligible for upgrades and premium support.

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I Agree 

 

3) Standard Version (GPLv3)

4) Pro Version - level support pack

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I Agree 

 

3) Standard Version (GPLv3)

4) Pro Version - level support pack

 

i also accepted !

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My ideas w/slight modifications

 

 

- Standard version (Without source)

This will be the standard version for uniGUI. You'll get the Ext JS license separately (Combined in future). You will receive a DCU only package. More or less like something we currently distribute as beta.

 

- Pro version (without source)

 include some additional tools and several incident support pack (ie. 2 premium incidents)

 

- Source code sold as a separate product

This can be another option.

 

- Premium Support Pack.

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My ideas w/slight modifications

 

 

- Standard version (Without source)

This will be the standard version for uniGUI. You'll get the Ext JS license separately (Combined in future). You will receive a DCU only package. More or less like something we currently distribute as beta.

 

- Pro version (without source)

 include some additional tools and several incident support pack (ie. 2 premium incidents)

 

- Source code sold as a separate product

This can be another option.

 

- Premium Support Pack.

 

I agree.

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I agree!
1) standard
2) pro (with sources)
And I suggest, an option to pay monthly (or annual) to be eligible for upgrades and premium support.

 

 

1) standard
2) pro (with sources)
3) Pay Annual for upgrades and  support.
4) If not pay annual, discount to upgrades

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1) pro (with sources)

2) Pay Annual for upgrades and  support.

3) If not pay annual, discount to upgrades

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1) Std (sin fuentes)

2) Pago anual de actualizaciones

3) Descuento a las actualizaciones 

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And I suggest, an option to pay annual to be eligible for upgrades and premium support.

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You will still need to provide an eval version for Delphi developers that runs when Delphi is loaded. This will allow developers to work with it to see if it meets their needs without first purchasing the software.

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I Agree
4) Pro Version - level support pack

会写汉字的,用汉字发。靠!

1、那你的UNIGUI准备多少钱一个授权?

2、既然是募捐或者是说预收款。你总得要告诉我们多少钱吧。

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I Agree

 

My ideas w/slight modifications

 

 

- Standard version (Without source)

This will be the standard version for uniGUI. You'll get the Ext JS license separately (Combined in future). You will receive a DCU only package. More or less like something we currently distribute as beta.

 

- Pro version (without source)

 include some additional tools and several incident support pack (ie. 2 premium incidents)

 

- Source code sold as a separate product

This can be another option.

 

- Premium Support Pack.

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It's all ok.

Consider also:

 

- Support per incident/help (tickets) as specific support in addition to the forum

 

and ...

 

I hope that you, Farshad, or somebody else, in next future, will produce extra enhanced components. These  are very useful in RAD. Customers want applications that cost less and less but, at the same time, with good performance and a good lookDevelopers prefer to buy ready-made components rather than wasting time to build them.

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3) Standard Version (GPLv3)

4) Pro Version - level support pack

 

I think to really sale UNIGUI to Embracadero like FastReport FIerMonkey ANyDac. All this products included in Delphi now and Embracadero pay developers for support and writing.

 

I think this is easy and direct
way to money.

 

For developers who help check errors i think need some discount :(

 

Altagur

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1) Standard Version


2) Pro Version + Source


3) Support pack


 


This sound good for me, but can we have more details or an initial features comparative?


 


Long life to UG !!!


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Good morning,
I wish every success to Unigui, I join the mailing list forever, and I hope to do many projects using Unigui.

If I develop a project using Unigui beta, and provide the source code to my client, so I really need to buy the license of Ext JS 4?

Thank you.
Janderson Henrique
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

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every code has bugs;  and no code can be used in each situation...

 

!!!!   FULL source code is a MUST HAVE  !!!!

 

if you get problems with libraries and you can't fix them, so only a few days of workaround can result in thousands of dollars lost

I will not buy libraries, where parts of them are black boxes

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