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Offline prometheus2785

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on: August 01, 2009, 09:50:38 PM
Hi,
In your license you say it is perfectly OK to use this software for free in personal/non-profit/educational setting, yet you have the floating Smoothboard logo and the continuous pop-up box saying that it is unregistered.

Whilst this is a great program to use, you need to decide whether or not you really want to allow unrestricted use in an educational setting, because at the moment you are not providing that.

Perhaps you could offer free Education licenses to people who provide the address of the schools that it is being used in.

But until you remove the pop-up box and floating add, yit is not going to be an effective tool in a classroom.

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Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009, 12:54:44 AM
Hi,
In your license you say it is perfectly OK to use this software for free in personal/non-profit/educational setting, yet you have the floating Smoothboard logo and the continuous pop-up box saying that it is unregistered.

Whilst this is a great program to use, you need to decide whether or not you really want to allow unrestricted use in an educational setting, because at the moment you are not providing that.

Perhaps you could offer free Education licenses to people who provide the address of the schools that it is being used in.

But until you remove the pop-up box and floating add, yit is not going to be an effective tool in a classroom.

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Hi Prometheus,

The license has mentioned that the Unregistered version can be used for personal/non-profit and educational use only. And thus, commercial users could not use the Unregistered version.

We will be updating the license soon.

To assist schools, we do offer attractive bulk pricing for educational use. You can always feel free to contact us at admin at smoothboard.net for enquiries.

Thank you for your concern.

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Boon Jin

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Offline shifandyis

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Reply #2 on: August 04, 2009, 09:09:54 AM
As much as I hate to have to pay for computer software, Boon Jin has a right to charge (what is currently a nominal fee) for his time, effort and creativity to bring us, such a useful and user friendly program. I even found that when I showed it to my school administration, they were so floored by the wiimote that they were willing to cover the costs. If the fee eats you up so much then go spend $1500 and get yourself a Smartboard.