GPL vs commercial version

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  1. Nick
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    Jan 2013

    Posted 11 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    I am trying to learn the kendoUI. MVC 4 Razor.

    Inorder to use it, can I learn via the GPL version and what do I get for paying the $1,000 that's different, minus the viz controls. I'm only interested in the grid, tree view, and date picker at the moment.

    I hear that the GPL is jquery only and the commercial is c#. Is this tru? Can someone please explain the difference to me if I only care about those controls at the moment? Obviously after i'm comfortable I could buy the full version to get all the tools.

    I'm confused, because the bloggers seem to contradict each other when reading multiple blogs.


    PS. This is fully personal use. No public facing web site, just educational.
  2. Sebastian
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    Posted 12 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Nick,

    The only Kendo UI product which is offered with GPLv3 licensing is Kendo UI Web, available here. This license is permissive if you develop GPL-compatible projects, and Kendo UI Web can be used as a client library in ASP.NET MVC solutions.

    If you would like, however, to utilize Kendo UI Complete for ASP.NET MVC (which includes MVC server wrappers for Kendo UI Web and DataViz), you can evaluate the product for 30 days and then decide whether to buy a commercial license. More information about this product and its licensing model can be gathered from this public FAQ.

    Best regards,
    the Telerik team
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