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Flavours of Licensing Models for Open Development + Scale Monetisation

What are the best examples of successful products / companies with a licensing model that releases code to the dev community allowing them to operate a small instance for $0, however, if an instance scales over a threshold, then the licensing model introduces charging on a per instance / per size / per traffic basis?
posted by travellingincognito on Jan 19, 2017 - 3 answers

What font should be used when teaching Japanese handwriting?

I'm writing an app to teach people how to write Japanese kanji by hand. What font should I use to create examples? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Sep 2, 2016 - 5 answers

Restore a handful of PCs

We are a small dive shop in Hawaii and have around ten PCs with different versions of Windows installed. Over the years, they've gotten cluttered with a lot of extra files, software, etc. I'd like to clean them all up and get them running the same version of Windows, possibly in a domain configuration (with one machine running a copy of Windows Server). [more inside]
posted by roygbv on May 23, 2016 - 4 answers

Vendor "Take-Back" Software Licensing

My company bought thousands of dollars of client hardware and software from a vendor on behalf of a valued customer. They apparently gave us a server software license without charging us for it. Can they come back two years later looking for payment? (snowflake details inside) [more inside]
posted by cross_impact on Apr 19, 2016 - 6 answers

Just discovered Microsoft Volume Licensing, and I'm SO lost!

I've never used Microsoft Volume Licensing before and I'm COMPLETELY overwhelmed. Anyone out there able to give me a quick overview, or can point me to one? [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Jan 20, 2016 - 8 answers

Apple Image Licensing...what to expect?

Apple recently contacted me to license one or more of my images. What can/should I expect from this transaction? Have you had an image licensed by Apple, and if so, what was your experience like? This is for a studio photo and not an "I took this with my iPhone" image. [more inside]
posted by New Old User on Jun 8, 2015 - 4 answers

Should I pay for original work while damage fixed?

A licensed, insured and bonded contractor (asphalt) performed some work at my home, but due to sloppy work, sprayed tar droplets all over my home, garage door and walkway. I don't think he can fix problem on his own. [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on May 12, 2015 - 3 answers

How could one most efficiently create a playlist of BMI music?

Suppose someone wanted to make a playlist of only music that was licensed by BMI for an event, to avoid paying ASCAP fees. Is there any short cut to avoid having to search for each individual song on the BMI web site? Has anyone already assembled and published some lists of BMI -only dance/workout/party type music?
posted by steinwald on Jan 16, 2015 - 9 answers

Continuing education requirements for PTA in Virginia

A family member is a physical therapist assistant in Virginia. They just completed a one or two-year massage therapy course at a local college (I forget the details). They want to know if the course meets their continuing education requirements. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Oct 30, 2014 - 0 answers

How to teach, tutor, or sub in Cincinnati, Ohio

I'm a part-time freelance copywriter trying to figure out how I can quit my full-time retail job and piece together work that is more related to writing. [more inside]
posted by bookishandbelle on Sep 1, 2014 - 7 answers

Getting licensed as an interpreter?

I would like to become a spoken language interpreter for Chinese, Japanese, Spanish (to English). My mom is an interpreter and said that Pacific Interpreters does licensing that is valid nationwide. Are there other companies that do licensing nationwide? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Jul 2, 2014 - 7 answers

How much does sampling / licensing cost?

Do you do rights clearance work in the music industry (or know someone who does)? If so, can you satisfy my curiosity about how much it might be expected to cost to license rights in the four scenarios described inside? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jul 1, 2014 - 5 answers

When the sweet science turns sour.

What does it take for a state (USA) boxing commission to pull a professional fighter's license? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Apr 17, 2014 - 3 answers

Does anyone know how to license training materials?

Hi. I can't find anything useful about this on the web, weirdly. I'm the UK if it makes any difference. Would people advise getting their website info licensed too? Is there any point in doing that realistically? I'm in the process of setting up a business that is coaching based, broadly speaking. Thanks in advance.
posted by tanktop on Jan 11, 2014 - 4 answers

Where can you license crossword puzzles for republication?

A friend has built a crossword app and wants to find some content for it. [more inside]
posted by pete_22 on Nov 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Can I have this bought for me?

Can a company make software available *for sale* also non-transferrable? [more inside]
posted by oddman on Apr 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Licensing issues with putting your recipes in the cloud

Using a crowd-sourced recipe service--how do licensing requirements affect intellectual property rights? Are there any such recipe sites that have licensing agreements that are more protective of the member's rights than others? [more inside]
posted by xenophile on Apr 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Crash course in freelancing please

Some freelance programming/design work (javascript data visualization) is about to drop into my lap through a friend who has heard me talking about how much I enjoy this stuff. I'm a student and have never done this professionally, but would love to in the future. Help me not look like a rookie and make this go smoothly and professionally. [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Jan 31, 2013 - 10 answers

Can you explain the basics of art licensing to me?

Someone contacted me about using an image (an inked line drawing, which was part of a series of process scans of a more completed and colored, image), they found on my blog. She would like to use this particular image largely as-is in her new business cards. She also wants to know how much I would charge to create a logo for her new business based on the line drawing. [more inside]
posted by Glinn on Jan 27, 2013 - 4 answers

Selling my photo of someone else's art

Someone has asked to license a photo I took of someone else's art. I have no right to the artist's work; I took the photo at a museum. I have no intention of licensing my photo unless and until appropriate arrangements are made with the artist and museum. How to proceed? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 14, 2013 - 12 answers

How does this GPL licensing issue play out?

Are WordPress and Drupal themes, plugins, extensions, etc. legally obligated to be released under the GPL? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Oct 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Unfortunately Libre Office is not where I want to go today

Where can I download a legit installer for MS Office Standard Edition 2003 with volume licensing? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Aug 26, 2012 - 10 answers

How to plan TV documentary soundtrack budget?

First TV work soundtrack commission. How to best spend £2K budget? [more inside]
posted by yoHighness on Mar 23, 2012 - 11 answers

How do we legally use music from a DJ at our event?

How do we legally use music from a DJ at our event? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2012 - 5 answers

how to make a royalty agreement

How to make a royalty agreement? [more inside]
posted by MrMerlot on Dec 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Font, you should have been up front with me about your legal status.

Help me navigate the IP landmine field that is the world of font-embedding. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Sep 19, 2011 - 7 answers

How to monitor and protect against unauthorised image use?

Can anyone recommend any services that protect and/or monitor original images online from unauthorised or unlicensed use? [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on Aug 12, 2011 - 7 answers

How to navigate copyright permissions for a CD by a small a cappella group?

My small a cappella singing group is recording a CD and needs to know about licensing of copyrighted songs before we sell copies of our CD. [more inside]
posted by palliser on Aug 2, 2011 - 8 answers

I'm excited but clueless

Some guidance on what could be my first publication...hopefully not my last [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Getting around extortionate software pricing in Australia

Can an Aussie buy Adobe LightRoom (boxed) from USA and install - and subsequently upgrade - on an 'Australian' computer? [more inside]
posted by puffmoike on May 30, 2011 - 3 answers

How to license my footage?

How do I license someone to re-edit footage of one of my projects for use in their video portfolio, without looking paranoid? [more inside]
posted by victory_laser on May 18, 2011 - 4 answers

Flickr + Creative Commons = ?

I'm thinking of switching my default Flickr license from All Rights Reserved to Creative Commons. Help me understand the practicalities of this. [more inside]
posted by fremen on Apr 18, 2011 - 9 answers

How does a Creative Commons Share-Alike license on an image affect a web design that image is used in?

I have used a photo that is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license as a background image in a WordPress theme. How much of the theme needs to be shared-alike? [more inside]
posted by chrismear on Apr 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Looking to license spec data about various gadgets

Websites like CNET have a database of gadget/device specifications (like the Xoom is 0.5" by 9.8", etc) -- is there a company or service, like the NBA might license their game data, that lets people license that gadget spec data to use on my website via an API?
posted by c:\awesome on Mar 18, 2011 - 6 answers

Shoud I use an unlicensed electrician?

I might hire an unlicensed electrician to work on my home. Is this bad? Worst case scenario? [more inside]
posted by thisisdrew on Feb 22, 2011 - 31 answers

How Much Does It Cost To Be Big In Japan?

How much to charge for video licensing? I've licensed photos before, but never a video so I don't even know an appropriate range. The video in question is a minute and a half YouTube video featuring me and an invention of mine which has some modest interest (100K views). [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Feb 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Cartoon soundtrack billionaire?

Billionaire who made his money with cartoon soundtracks? [more inside]
posted by zeikka on Feb 4, 2011 - 2 answers

Software Licensing

I'm trying to start an internet cafe-type business and I'm having real trouble understanding how to properly license copies of Microsoft Office, as well as Adobe software (e.g. Photoshop). There's a further caveat, which is that customers will use thin clients to access virtualized PCs on a central server. [more inside]
posted by thumpasor on Jan 3, 2011 - 9 answers

How to deal with an unpaid stock image licensing fee?

Getty Images wants $1200+ for use of a licensed image on a website I created nearly seven years ago and have done virtually no work on since. The design (a template including graphics) was handled by my brother in law, a professional web/UI designer. [more inside]
posted by yiftach on Nov 14, 2010 - 16 answers

Server licensing problems

What all licensing do I need for a Citrix XenApp server to run on windows Server 2008 R2? [more inside]
posted by Amby72 on Jun 4, 2010 - 5 answers

Same job, different location

In how many countries could I practise law? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on May 22, 2010 - 7 answers

How Much Should We Charge for Rights to Celebrity Interviews?

TheGlitz&GlamourOfHollywoodFILTER: I’m part of a small start-up that films celebrity interviews and slaps sponsor’s logos on them. Well, in theory, anyway. Up till now, we haven’t had any sponsors. Now we’ve finally gotten our foot wedged into an advertiser’s door, but we don’t know how much to charge! [more inside]
posted by MexicanYenta on Apr 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me work in my jammies!

Simple (?) CS5 licensing question that I can't find the answer to on Adobe's site: [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Apr 21, 2010 - 3 answers

Where has all the music gone?

Lots of current pop music as background on UK television shows. Not so much on US shows. What gives? [more inside]
posted by teedee2000 on Apr 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Individual use-restriction license?

Making-money-on-freely-distributable-software-filter: Software licenses that (like typical FOSS licenses) forbid restrictions on modification and redistribution of the software BUT (unlike typical FOSS licenses) permit individual contracts that restrict the particular recipient's use of the software? [more inside]
posted by Anything on Apr 10, 2010 - 22 answers

microsoft office volume licensing

how do i buy a microsoft office for the mac volume license? [more inside]
posted by alcahofa on Dec 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Licensing art?

Any advice on how much to charge a music label for "unlimited rights" to album art that I created? [more inside]
posted by Liquidwolf on Dec 16, 2009 - 4 answers

What happens when you report an illegal rooming house in Toronto?

What is the likely result of reporting an illegal rooming house in Toronto? e.g. How often do they end up getting cleaned up, repaired, and properly licensed vs. shut down (whether by the inspectors or by an owner who doesn't want to bother fixing it up)?
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2009 - 5 answers

Who owns the button patent?

Does anyone own a patent for the button? As in, the button you press to turn on your tv, or to dial your phone, or to nuke the planet from orbit. not the button on your shirt. [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on Oct 20, 2009 - 8 answers

♪ How Hard Can This Be . . .

Licensing music for Guitar Hero-like app [more inside]
posted by @troy on Aug 15, 2009 - 1 answer

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