As Alex wrote before, we have released new version of Image Uploader. In addition to a number of new features, we also made several modifications in our licensing model.
In fact we wanted to do it much earlier, but we decided to do it together with the major release to reduce problems for existing customers who already purchased Image Uploader under old licensing terms.
Let's see what is new.
Now it matters whether you run Image Uploader on one server or on load-balanced multi-server web farm. In short:
Now you should not upload files from one website to another using Image Uploader. In other words, if the control is hosted on www.mydomain.com and uploads files to www.megapopularphotosharing.com, it will not work.
But it is still ok to upload to the page which is within the same domain (even if their full-qualified domain names are different). For example, it is correct to host the control on www.mydomain.com and upload to upload.mydomain.com (provided of course that you have a license for upload.mydomain.com).
If you create a SaaS solution, it is virtually the same as if you sublicense Image Uploader to your customers. That's why it requires another licensing model, which is discussed individually in each case.
You may wonder where is the boundary of SaaS apps and common websites. The criteria is the following - SaaS is a multi-tenant application. In other words if the account your customers create can be interpreted as a standalone application (as if it is installed on their own servers) - this is SaaS. Examples examples to name a few are hosted CRM solutions (like salesforce.com) where customers manage their own company's records, or hosted CMS systems where they build their own websites.
Unfortunately pvt build preparation takes certain time. It is ok for us to do it once or twice, but when it happens too often, it slows down Image Uploader development process. That's why we decided to limit a number of free preparations of private-label builds. I hope for your understanding.
Of course, there will be some situations when pvt updates will be free. In particular they are:
Also most probably the price will vary depending on whether it is necessary just to recompile or also create a .CAB file signed with your digital cert. Of course we will provide you instructions how to do it yourself, so that you will also have a choice.
That's all. If you have any questions, feel free to drop email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you find that your old version does not fall under new licensing terms, and you wonder how to upgrade, feel free to let me know.
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