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Andrea
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Andrea asked on 15 May 2014, 05:06 PM
Since I bought (and used) a license to develop ASP.NET/Razor solutions, people keeps asking me what is 'free' and what is to paid to Telerik, since it seems that runtime components are 'open source' and 'freely available' to customers...
I don't know what to answer, and I admint that the price I paid for the library is largely paid back for the wonderful support I got from Telerik.
Nonetheless, I would like to know the 'right' answer to give, to people that think that they can use JS components for free.
Is there anyone that can clarify the situation?
Thanks in advance, for myself, and the others! :-)
Andrea Bioli
P.S.: I see that I can even download a nuget package, called 'Telerik Kendo UI Web'... is it free, or what?

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Sebastian
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answered on 16 May 2014, 08:27 AM
Hello Andrea,

The open source version of our Kendo UI client framework is called Kendo UI Core, and you can compare the open source and commercial versions by visiting this page (also see the comparison table here). You may also review this public FAQ. Kendo UI Core is also available for free via a NuGet package.

Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC, on the other hand, is commercial-only product for which you have a license, as your account indicates. It is available with 30-day trial after which you should either stop using the product, or buy a commercial license. Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC incorporates Kendo UI Core as part of the distribution, but still to develop with our MVC suite you need to purchase a commercial license.

Feel free to share/forward this information to people interested in it.

As for the Kendo UI Web NuGet package - it is the package which was used to distribute the former Kendo UI Web product, which is no longer updated.

Hope this explanation is helpful.

Best regards,
Sebastian
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answered on 16 May 2014, 11:41 AM
Thanks, now it all appears clear.
I'm quite sure a lot of people will be happy to read a quick recap like this...
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