Radschedular beta control license question

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  1. Theron Kousek
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    Posted 15 Jun 2009 Link to this post

    Hello

    I have a question...    I work for a firm that has valid/purchased licenses to use Radcontrols for Silverlight.

    However, I'm also embarking on a side project for another firm that does *not* have a valid/purchased license for Radcontrols and this Radschedular is the perfect control for what they're trying to do.

    I love the look of the radschedular and they could definitely use something like that in their app but I don't believe they want to pay for anything at this time.  

    I refuse to violate license agreements and refuse to use a product illegally in an application and will NOT use any of the telerik controls in that application as a result.   I did tell them that I would at least ask the question since this is a beta control.

    My question is this though:
    - What is the policy/procedure on this particular beta control and no other control from Telerik?   Is it something that could be used in an application w/o a license?   I have recommended to the manager of the other project that they seriously consider Telerik since we have had such good luck with them on my present employer (who has the license copy).   

    The radschedular looks really really good and it's something they (the company that does not have the license) could definitely use and if they had the "trial" or "beta" release of just that control, they might be willing to eventually buy the product but there's no guarantee's there so it's possible they might just stick with the "beta" control indefinitely.  

    But please let me know the policy of that as I have NO intention of using this in an application with a company that does not yet have a license.   I am prepared to say to them, "cannot use that one beta control of RadSchedular without a license"  :-)   And again, I refuse to partake in using any control (beta or not) from Telerik or any other company in an application without a license and/or permission of the company/vendor.

    thanks again....
  2. Lidiya
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    Posted 17 Jun 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Theron Kousek,

    Thank you for your inquiry.

    As an authorized developer (assigned to one of your company Premium Collection licenses) you may use our software in numerous projects, spanning various servers and domains. Hence, you may use our software for the side project you have in mind - the only limitation is that no developer from the side project's company would be allowed to work with our software in design-time ( in Visual Studio or other development environment). If they (the developers from the side project's company or clients of theirs) would need to work with our software, they will have to purchase the respective number of developer licenses from Telerik.

    With regards to beta products, please note that we do not recommend our beta controls for development as they are not fully tested yet.

    Let me know if you have any further questions.

    Best wishes,
    Lidiya
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  3. Theron Kousek
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    Posted 17 Jun 2009 Link to this post

    thank you Lidiya.

    Adding to that question, the contracting firm that I am at DOES have valid developer licenses.

    Supposing for the sake fo argument that I do add the RadSchedular beta (I'd be the only developer) to the side project's application.

    And supposing my contract comes to an end with the "current" client (that owns the valid Telerik license) and my account is closed, I then understand that having the RadSchedular beta control in the other application would then be a violation of the license since i am no longer at the client who owns the Telerik license and then removed from the authorized developer's list?   I'm just really trying to understand the policy so that there is no violation of the policy whatsoever.   

    I understand the beta control is not as tested/stable as the official control which is why I'd like to test the beta control in the next several weeks to see if it's something the other side project company could benefit from.   *If* the control was used in their system, it would give them motivation to want to buy the full-blown Telerik library once they see how powerful that is.

    thank you again

  4. Lidiya
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    Posted 18 Jun 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Theron Kousek,
  5. Thank you for your follow-up.

    Yes, that's what I meant - you are now an authorized developer (assigned to one of the licenses purchased by Keefe Group) and as such you are allowed to use the software in as many projects as needed.

    However, if your contract ends and Keefe Group decide to transfer the license to another developer, you will no longer be allowed to work with our software and will need to purchase your own license if you want to continue legally working with Telerik's software.

    I hope the provided information was helpful. Let me know if you have any additional questions.

    Sincerely yours,
    Lidiya
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  • Theron Kousek
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    Posted 18 Jun 2009 Link to this post

    thanks Lidiya for clearing that up.

    In lieu of that, I will hold off on trying to incorporate that into the other application and will make an effort to try and encourage the company on my side project to purchase the Telerik license.

    thanks for your help / response!!!

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