Topic: Upcoming license term changes of iRedAdmin-Pro, occurs on Feb 01, 2015
Here's the final decision:
*) Full source code of iRedAdmin-Pro will be available to paid customers, just like old days. We don't go close source.
*) Additionally, to benefit small companies and home/family users, we will offer a 10-user edition of iRedAdmin-Pro (without source code) for FREE. Coming soon.
*) Price of NEW one-year license is slightly increased to $499. http://www.iredmail.org/pricing.html
*) Annual renew fee is $250 for additional 1 year, $400 for 2 years, $500 for 3 years. http://www.iredmail.org/admin_renew.html
By the way, a bugfix release is coming.
== UPDATE: Feb 1, 2015 ==
Full source code of iRedAdmin-Pro will be available to paid customers. We don't go close source. Additionally, we will offer a 10-user edition of iRedAdmin-Pro (without source code) for FREE.
== UPDATE, Jan 7, 2015 ==
Removed one license term, it will not be applied. That means iRedAdmin-Pro will be still accessible after license expired, but no fixes/patches and new releases for expired license.
After license expired, iRedAdmin-Pro will be unaccessible, and customer has to purchase a new license to get the latest release of iRedAdmin-Pro. We encourage customers to keep their licenses active to get the latest iRedAdmin-Pro release. Note: This doesn't impact all mail services built by iRedMail at all.
Dear iRedAdmin-Pro customers,
We decide to change some license terms of iRedAdmin-Pro, and the change will occur on Feb 01, 2015.
No more NEW lifetime license. Lifetime license brings some hidden cost without further profit. So January is the last month you can upgrade existing license to a lifetime license, or purchase a lifetime license. Note: if you already own a lifetime license of iRedAdmin-Pro, it won't impact your mail services (IMAP/POP3/SMTP/HTTPS/webmail, etc), and it won't impact your mail accounts. With a lifetime license, you can always get new releases without additional cost, it's always a lifetime license, permanently free.
I know you may be shocked that we decide to switch from open source (iRedAdmin-Pro) to close source, this is really a hard decision for us. The purpose of these license term changes is to gain more profit and benefit more customers, especially small companies.
It's really a hard decision, and we must be honest. iRedMail project is now 7-year old (since 2007), we wish it will benefit you and more companies for a long time. Profit keeps iRedMail project moving on, and getting better.
For customers who modified iRedAdmin-Pro to achieve some new features, we're open to cooperate with you to work out some APIs for you to achieve same features, with easier maintenance, don't hesitate to contact us.
I want to emphasize one thing here, we will continue providing the excellent/quick support and active development as usual.