What exactly is the distinction between single and multi product license?


#1

Hi!

Finally after 4 years of evenings and weekends my program is getting ready to be sent out for Alpha testing, so I need to start contemplating my Juce license purchase, as I plan on it eventually being a commercial product.

Since I discovered after the fact that children are very expensive, I'm thinking of going for the single-product license for the moment.

But, I haven't found any discussion on this forum about what exactly single-product means.

I suppose free upgrades to my program to fix bugs (1.x increments) are covered by this.

But is selling an upgrade (x.0 increment) covered, or is it considered a second product?

And, if I want to sell different versions of my program to different levels of customer (i.e. an LE version with basic features for 50€, and a PRO version for 200€), is that considered a single product still, or is it now two?

Sorry for nitpicking, but if I can avoid paying the full multi-product fee right now I'd much rather do so, nurseries are very expensive :)

Thank you!


#2

Well, it's impossible to really define a single product in a concrete way, so it's largely up to your common-sense and conscience to decide whether it qualifies or not.. I guess it's a single product if there's one name that you can write on the contract that it will be sold as, and which isn't overly broad.


#3

Thanks, that seems to cover all of the above quite neatly!

Finally I'm forced to decide on a name for the damn thing though :) all the good ones are taken :(