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    Licensing

    I recently finished off a very professionally written library that interfaces with a complex payment gateway that it seems there are no libraries availble for it out there that implement all the features that mine does.

    Anyway, due to the lack of availble alternatives, it seems I have recently gotten a few emails from webmasters interested in it. What would be a good way to license it to them? I put about 2 to 3 months of work into it in my free time, and didn't really track the amount of time I spent, but I am thinking perhaps $100 to $200 for a site license may be fair, but I guess I would like some input.

    James Carr, Software Engineer


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    Site point doesn't allow direct posts about pricing.
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    investigate the competiton, even though your product has features thiers hasn't, then underprice them 20%.

    Would this still be a satisfying price for you?

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    I wouldn't advise charging less, not when there's more features, but especailly because they are contacting you - this puts you in a great position to charge whatever you want; it really depends on how much these guys need those additional features. I'd also consider charging an annual fee for licensing to include tech support and updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frox
    investigate the competiton, even though your product has features thiers hasn't, then underprice them 20%.
    Never underprice on this sort of stuff, you'll probably find that you sell more if you charge more and provide decent support and the such.


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