Happy New Year everyone!
I’ve been selling the WordPress plugins we develop on Codecanyon since September 1, 2010 and I’ve noticed that a lot of developer or designers who have clients are asking for Developer License for WordPress plugins.
At the moment we have the following licenses when it comes to plugins sold on Codecanyon:
Regular License Examples
The Regular License could be used for any of the following:
Single website (commercial, personal, or non-profit).
Single website for a client (commercial, personal, or non-profit).
Single intranet site project.
Extended License Examples
The Extended License could be used for any of the following:
Component to be used in a template which is then sold (including on CodeCanyon or ActiveDen).
Part of a software package for sale.
How much does the Extended License cost for CSS items?
The Extended license costs 7 times the cost of the Regular license of the item. For example, a WordPress plugin components that’s $10 under a Regular license, would be $70 (7 x $10) under an Extended license.
Items purchased under a regular or extended license may NOT be redistributed or resold “as-is” or as part of any other collection of image resources or files unless the subcategory’s inherited licensing terms dictate otherwise.
This means that we have to buy a license for each website that we use the plugins on, as the Extended License only lets you incorporate the plugin you have purchased into another product and then sell it. The price for this is very reasonable 7x the regular price.
However this doesn’t help the developer/designer that want to use the plugin on all their customers websites. On Themeforest you pay 50 x the price for being able to get a “developer license” or use the theme an unlimited number of time e.g. on a WP MU installation.
Wouldn’t it be a good idea to introduce a “Developer/Designer” license for the plugins?
I don’t think it should be 50 x the price, but maybe 12-20 times. I’m not sure! What is your opinion on this?
Best wishes for a Happy New Year.