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License Structure Changes: The Formula


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This topic explains the formula we are using to calculate the renewal dates when we change the license structure. For general feedback or questions on the license structure as a whole please create a new topic.

Here are examples on how we would recalculate renewal dates and such.


Standard License with apps
  • IP.Board Standard License expiring 1 June 2012
    • IP.Gallery expiring 1 July 2012
    • IP.Blog already expired



IP.Board has a 6 month renewal rate of $25 and Gallery has a renewal rate of $10. This means that if IP.Board's days are worth 1 then IP.Gallery's days are worth 0.4 ($10 / $25). Assume today is 15 May 2012 so IP.Board has 15 days of credit and IP.Gallery has 45 days.

So now we have to calculate the equivalent days. We do IP.Gallery's 45 days * 0.4 = 18 days equivalent credit to IP.Board. It is 15 days between today (15 May) and IP.Board's expiration (1 June) so therefore we have 15 + 18 = 33 days of credit to work with.

Next we have to sort out how to apply those 33 days of credit. We are altering the renewal dates of IP.Board at a factor of 1 and IP.Gallery at a factor of 0.4 so 1.4 days of credit to keep everything active. Taking 33 / 1.4 gives us 23.57 (24) days of credit from today's date. So this results in 24 days from today (15 May):
  • IPS Community Suite
    • IP.Board new expiration of 9 June 2012
    • IP.Gallery new expiration of 9 June 2012
    • IP.Blog remains expired



Another example:
  • IP.Board Standard License expiring 1 June 2012
    • IP.Nexus expiring 1 July 2012



This case is a bit different as IP.Nexus has a higher renewal rate ($35) than IP.Board so the weight is 1.4. However, the formula is the same:

IP.Nexus 45 days * 1.4 = 63 days resulting in 78 days of credit from today (15 May). Again adding in the weights gives us 2.4 so we then do 78 / 2.4 = 32.5 (33) days of credit:
  • IPS Community Suite
    • IP.Board new expiration of 18 June 2012
    • IP.Gallery new expiration of 18 June 2012
    • IP.Blog remains expired



Business License

For business licenses we will add in a new package type called "Priority Support and Service" or similar that will be an addon package to the Suite license.

Legacy Licenses

Lifetime license will change to:
  • IPS Community Suite
    • IP.Board (Legacy: lifetime license - no extra services - ticket support included) No Expiration



If a Lifetime license holder as addons they will be recalculated using the same formula.

Perpetual license will change to:
  • IPS Community Suite
    • IP.Board (Legacy: perpetual license - no extra services - ticket support available on renewal) Expiration date caries over using same formula



IP.Board/Gallery/Blog bundle will change to:
  • IPS Community Suite
    • IP.Board with current expiration date
    • IP.Gallery with no expiration
    • IP.Blog with no expiration



General renewals and new purchases

IP.Nexus 1.5 supports prorating purchases so when you add/renew a new application on the Suite your price paid will be prorated so renewal dates remain the same.

You will still be able to cancel renewals on specific products so, as an example, you bought IP.Gallery but decided after a while you didn't use it you can cancel that renewal yourself or reactivate it later if you change your mind.
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