licensing and multiple installations

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Once licensing is implemented, how will the licensing work if I want to use my radio from multiple computers? (not at the same time)
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Robert -- N5IKD, Elmer

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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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We have not yet spent a lot of time discussing these topics. Our main goal in licensing is this: provide a revenue stream from existing customers that goes into software enhancements for those customer's radios for as long as the customers are interested in continuing to pay us to do this. In other words, if you are continuing to enjoy new value from each release we make and you want to continue paying for it, then you will fund us to continue the development. In a sense, you get to leverage all of your friends and fellow amateurs to get us to do new useful and cool features that you want. We see this as a win for everybody and as a customer you are in control of how long this goes on. If the customer base doesn't like what we're doing and can't convince us to change, you just stop buying upgrades. I think this is good for us -- it compels us do what you want.

I trust that however we do it, you guys will keep us honest by voting with your wallet. As far as specific features or how they might be used across client devices and radios, none of that has been decided. We will undoubtedly have a conversation about what seems "fair" and we will discuss what we think with a number of customers before implementing anything.