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Hi everybody,

 

Is someone know what possibility exist to distribute a library on LabVIEW. I mean, is there only VIPM tool ?

I would also like to know where I can find a complete guide on licensing and licensing policy. If i want to put licence on my product what are my option ? How it works (licensing tools) ? What are the different types of licenses possible ?

I would like to make several versions of my HAIBAL project with several licensing policies (student, lab and pro) and didn't find a document explaining all of this part.

As this is our first software sale on the NI store (or other platform) and I don't have a lawyer on my team, I have a lot of questions: is it complicated to sell my product online ?

What are the obligations attached to each type of license? Does JKI offer a solution for all this? If so, how much does it cost? Is it only an acquisition cost, or do you then take a royalty on sales?

Is someone can help me on this subject ?

 

Thanks !

 

Youssef

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Lots of questions here, I will simply point you to vipm.io from when you'll be able to get VIPM related info.

There are 4 'levels' of VIPM, free, community, pro and entreprise, see differences here https://www.vipm.io/download/

As far as I know VIPM is not a tool that will let you manage license subscription in your product, for this I think the best starting point is on NI forums : https://forums.ni.com/t5/Developer-Center-Resources/tkb-p/7307

 

As a side note, I think handling different types of licenses of your product is not an easy task, good luck with that!

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8 hours ago, Youssef Menjour said:

I would also like to know where I can find a complete guide on licensing and licensing policy.

Start here and then Google specifics. Good luck :) Generally though, you choose a licence and then mark the software as being covered by that licence (about box, licence file, etc) . Commercial offerings a bit harder though since you need to stop people using it if they have not bought a licence.

8 hours ago, Youssef Menjour said:

I would like to make several versions of my HAIBAL project with several licensing policies (student, lab and pro) and didn't find a document explaining all of this part.

Two ways you can look at it. A single piece of software that the user can choose from multiple licences (hard) or multiple, discrete, pieces of software have their own licence (easy).

8 hours ago, Youssef Menjour said:

is it complicated to sell my product online

Non commercial is easy-just distribute a licence with the product. Commercial is harder-you need to cripple the software somehow when distributed and only become fully featured after a licence is purchased. You can either go it alone (web page and download) or via NI who have a couple of options. You would need to contact NI since they recently changed their sales model so I don't know what they are offering now,

8 hours ago, Youssef Menjour said:

What are the obligations attached to each type of license?

Depends on the licence-there are many.

8 hours ago, Youssef Menjour said:

Does JKI offer a solution for all this?

Not that I'm aware of. VIPM is an installer and distribution platform.

If it's a commercial product then you will also need to look into the Third Party Licensing and Activation toolkit

If you want a completely managed sales solution then speak with NI.

 

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