XAF, Licensing, and the New DXperience Universal SKU

20 December 2007

In the next few hours, we will officially launch eXpressAppFramework. The purpose of this post is to clarify licensing terms and announce our newest subscription option, DXperience Universal.

First, a word about licensing.

I'll make this one short and sweet. Like our components, if you own a license to XAF, you can distribute solutions you build with it royalty free. Our license agreement describes the rules by which we grant a license, so please refer to it for clarification.

DXperience Universal

With the release of eXpressApp Framework, we've created a new subscription option - DXperience Universal. Priced at $1999.99 for the first year, and $799.99 for renewal years (renewal is of course optional), DXperience Universal will include all products/tools/services available within DXperience Enterprise along with eXpressApp Framework. Because eXpressApp Framework is reliant on so many different Developer Express technologies, it cannot be purchased individually and we felt the most straightforward licensing solution would be to include it in this new SKU. In the coming months, we will be adding additional services within the DXperience Universal subscription but at this time, I want to state clearly that the only difference between DXperience Enterprise and DXperience Universal is the inclusion of eXpressApp Framework.

Active DXperience Enterprise Customers

If you currently own DXperience Enterprise and if that license has not expired, you will receive a free one year license to eXpressApp Framework. At the time of renewal of your DXperience Enterprise license, we will offer you the option to upgrade to DXperience Universal (the current renewal cost for DXperience Enterprise is $499.99 so to upgrade to DXperience Universal, you'll be asked to pay $799.99 instead). If you choose not to renew your license or to upgrade to the Universal SKU, you are free to use any of the products for which you were licensed - as long as you so desire (this applies to any Developer Express subscription).

If you have any questions about all of this, feel free to ask.

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17 comment(s)
Geoff Davis

Seems fair enough to me and at least I don't have to worry about it until July 2008 :-)

20 December, 2007
Greg Munn

Sounds ok to us.  We'll be in.

20 December, 2007
Nate Laff

Is upgrading from Professional an option? I was going to upgrade to enterprise in February, but would like XAF.

20 December, 2007
Ben Hayat

>>If you currently own DXperience Enterprise and if that license has not expired, you will receive a free one year license to eXpressApp Framework. At the time of renewal of your DXperience Enterprise license, we will offer you the option to upgrade to DXperience Universal (the current renewal cost for DXperience Enterprise is $499.99 so to upgrade to DXperience Universal, you'll be asked to pay $799.99 instead).<<

This is very fair Ray, and gives us ample time to see if XAF fits into our strategy or not.

Simple and sweet license!

20 December, 2007
Julien Ferraro

"In the coming months, we will be adding additional services within the DXperience Universal..."

Can we have an idea of what will these additional services be ? That will help make the decision when it's time to upgrade.

Just an idea, not necesarrily the exact thing. Not sure I will upgrade just for XAF, but if there is more, why not ...

20 December, 2007
Gary Gibbons

I'm in for this - seems fair enough.

21 December, 2007
César F. Qüeb Montejo

I am a little in disagreement with this new licensing policy, since this product was contemplated in the subscription Enterprise. A free year as you are not enough repayment.

In Mexico, unfortunatelly the company does not pay the enougth to the developers. :(.

21 December, 2007
Bert Stomphorst

Very fair way!

Personally, I am really pleased, because I have renewed my enterprise subscription three weeks ago :)

21 December, 2007
Rinse Lemstra

Are there any plans to make this available for VCL as wel ?

21 December, 2007
Alan Schrank

Will your WPF and Silverlight controls be included in Enterprise only or will the be part of Universal only?

22 December, 2007
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)

Nathan

Upgrading from Professional to either Universal and Enterprise is definitely an option.

Navigate to Client Center and select the Special Offers link on the left hand side of the page.

On the subsequent page, select the Special Offers Tab.

22 December, 2007
Ray Navasarkian (DevExpress)

Julien

New services - such as product training.

Rinse

Not sure I follow what you mean - make this available for VCL.

Alan

We have not made any final decision on your question.

22 December, 2007
Luc DEBRUN

While I understand the pricing policy, it would have been nice from Devexpress to announce this a few days BEFORE changing its price.

That could have allowed some of us to make some purchasing decisions.

22 December, 2007
Tarik Souirji

Alan, WPF will be part of the ULTIMATE Subscription (it will contain all the Universal content + WPF,   it will be charged $ 2,499 for purchase and $999 for renewal) . (Please note that this is just sarcasm and does not express the devex team's plans or opinion) :p

My question would be: will WPF be available to valid Enterprise subscriptions 'till they expire and require a renewal?

Thanks!  (And merry christmas)

23 December, 2007
CESAR F. QüEB

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Alan, WPF will be part of the ULTIMATE Subscription (it will contain all the Universal content + WPF,   it will be charged $ 2,499 for purchase and $999 for renewal)

[/quote]

Of first reading....

I swear that I already had believed it....

:p

Best regards and Merry Crhistmas to all

26 December, 2007
Carl Masters

According to the following:

Active DXperience Enterprise Customers

If you currently own DXperience Enterprise and if that license has not expired, you will receive a free one year license to eXpressApp Framework. At the time of renewal of your DXperience Enterprise license, we will offer you the option to upgrade to DXperience Universal (the current renewal cost for DXperience Enterprise is $499.99 so to upgrade to DXperience Universal, you'll be asked to pay $799.99 instead). If you choose not to renew your license or to upgrade to the Universal SKU, you are free to use any of the products for which you were licensed - as long as you so desire (this applies to any Developer Express subscription).

This means I should be able to upgrade/renew on or before 1/25/08 for 799.99 (... asked to pay $799.99 *instead*). However on the special offers tab it is insisting I pay 1159.99. This seems incorrect. Perhaps there is a problem with your site?

Any insight on this would be most helpful

9 January, 2008
CESAR F. QüEB

What happened with the "Free year" that Enterprise subscribers got from the original promotion. I was an enterprise customer when this offer was published, for consecuence i must to have the "free year...".. but.. if my subscription was promoted or upgraded to universal... what happening?.. any refuse?.. or something for the style... this question has not prelies yet.

Thank you

12 August, 2008

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