Licensing and Pricing of West Wind WebSurge

West Wind WebSurge comes in several license modes: Evaluation, Single User, Multi-User and Site License. A fully functional free version is available for evaluation use, but continued use requires purchase of a license.

Detailed License Information

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Product Price
WebSurge Evaluation
check out features, fully functional, for evaluation only - download
FREE
Buy WebSurge Personal
single, non-organizational user license
$99.00
Buy WebSurge Professional
single license for commercial and organizational use
$299.00
Buy Upgrade to WebSurge 2.0 Professional
upgrades any old licenses to v2 Professional. v1 purchases after January 1st, 2021 are free
$139.00
Buy WebSurge Professional 5 User License Pack
discounted 5 user pack for small organizations
$999.00
Buy Web Surge Professional 20 user License
20 users within a single organization
$3,999.00
Buy WebSurge Organizational License
unlimited users for a single organization
$5,999.00

Note: Upgrades to version 2.0 are free, when purchasing v1 after October 1st, 2021

Product purchases can be made through our online store. For more information on other order arrangements please visit our order policies page.

Licensing

West Wind WebSurge is licensed software. WebSurge can be downloaded and evaluated for free, but continued use for personal, commercial, non-profit and government use requires that you purchase a license.

We offer free licenses to contributors and various developer community organizations at our discretion.

More detailed license information can be found below.

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License Agreement for West Wind WebSurge

West Wind WebSurge comes in several license modes:

  • Evaluation
  • Single User Personal
  • Single User Professional
  • Multiple User Professional
  • Site License

West Wind WebSurge is a licensed product. A fully functional evaluation version to check out WebSurge's features and usage, is available, but commercial, non-profit, government and continued personal use requires purchase of a license.

Evaluation License

The evaluation version is unrestricted and has all the features and functionality of the professional version, but shows occasional notices in the user interface.

Tampering with or removing of the notice is not allowed for this evaluation version.

IMPORTANT: Licenses are activated and occasionally re-validated over the Internet, so an Internet Connection is Required for using WebSurge in licensed mode.

Personal License

For continued use of WebSurge for individual users in a non-organizational environment, a personal license is available. This license is discounted but full featured and limited to small developers and single propriertors with income of us$75k or less. The fully licensed version of WebSurge removes the occasional notices and provides access to all features without limitations.

Each licensed user must have a separate license, but a single user may use multiple copies of West Wind WebSurge on multiple machines, given that only one copy at a time is in use.

Professional License

For continued use of WebSurge for commercial use a professional license is required. The fully licensed version of WebSurge removes the occasional notices and provides access to all features without limitations.

Each licensed user must have a separate license, but a single user may use multiple copies of West Wind WebSurge on multiple machines, given that only one copy at a time is in use.

Multiple License Packs

In additional to the single professional license, you can also purchase various license packs at a per license discount. These multi-user packs are valid for multiple users within an organization. A site license that allows unlimited use within a business organization is also available.

License Updates and Upgrades

Any purchased license is valid for the duration of the major release that it was purchased for (ie. 2.0-2.99). Same version updates of minor versions are always free. You can just download the latest version and your license is automatically applied to the new minor version.

Upgrade pricing is available for major version upgrades (ie. v1 → v2), usually at ~50% of full price, and it's our policy to allow for free upgrades to the next major version within a year of purchase of a previous version.

Upgrades to version 2 are free if you purchased WebSurge v1 after Jan 1st, 2021. If you qualify you can place an upgrade order for the new release and use promo code FREE_UPGRADE. This will create an authorization with a small charge (1%) to validate your identity. We'll validate your free upgrade request and if valid you'll be registered and we'll void the small authorization charge. Please note that upgrade requests are manually reviewed so it might take up to full day to process an upgrade order.


Contribute - get a Free License

Contributors that provide valuable feedback, help out with code/PRs, actively promote West Wind WebSurge or support WebSurge in any other significant way are eligible for a free license (at our discretion).

Microsoft MVPs and Microsoft Employees get free Licenses

If you are a current Microsoft MVP or Insider, a Microsoft employee, or an employee of a company that offers free tools to Microsoft MVPs you qualify for a free license. Basically I want to give back to those that have given to the community and shared their knowledge or work. I'll consider anybody who has given back to the community as well as anybody actively involved in the Open Source community for a free license.

Source Code Access

Due to rampant abuse of the original publicly accessible repository, public source code access is no longer available. WebSurge source code is now available on a per request basis in a private GitHub repository, but you can request access to the private repository.

Under no circumstances are you allowed to re-package or re-distribute any part of West Wind WebSurge outside of your organization. Source code is provided solely for helping to improve West Wind WebSurge, or for internal use in your organization.

  • Provide a GitHub email address
  • A brief note what you plan to use access for
  • Send the request to websurge@west-wind.com

Warranty Disclaimer: NO WARRANTY!

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THIS PROGRAM AND DOCUMENTATION, BE LIABLE FOR ANY COMMERCIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS, EVEN IF YOU OR OTHER PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

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