What kind of license you provide for your software … or you have seen for products..?
Every product or industry has material licensing system. For photographs, articles, designs, software’s and many more. And for that many kind of licensing we have seen. Some most common licenses are CCL, GPL, BSD and some are commercial. But recently I encountered a very unique license.
Yes, that is provided by a very famous dict tool, “WordWeb”. Wordweb is small dictionary application, which provide extremely effective dict help with windows. Wordweb offer 2 versions for download, “FREE” and “Buy PRO”. As usual, we are addicted to word “FREE” and simply I downloaded and installed in my laptop. As all websites and products ask for something like “I Agree” ….this also has a simple line somewhere in page text “WordWeb is fully functional, but to use it you must satisfy the licensing conditions “, not even ask for clicking check box of “I Agree”. We all are very much used to see such text and without reading or bothering what it is, just we go for download. And that’s what I did.
It was working perfectly well .. And one day, suddenly a pop-up came out when I tried to use it. It was a simple question ….something like this :
In order to continue using free wordweb, you need to answer this question :
How many flights did you take in last 12 months :
(o) No flight at all
(o) Two single side or one return flight.
(o) More then two single side or one return flight.
And a instinct feeling of richness, I checked 3rd option …. ! And that’s it… second pop-up comes out and it said :
Sorry, you can no longer use of the free version.
Under the licensing terms you agreed to when installing the program, unlimited free use of the program is only available to people who fly very little. Please order WordWeb Pro now if you would like to continue using the program.
Wordweb’s website also mentioned in there licensing section : “If you can afford to fly, so that you do not satisfy the license, you can afford to buy the program.”
Wow .. That’s wonderful license, specially the implementation of the license.