Bug 40941 - Add documentation about licence categories to Developer Reference
Add documentation about licence categories to Developer Reference
Status: NEW
Product: UCS extended documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Developer documentation
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: P5 enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Docu maintainers
Depends on: 40428
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Reported: 2016-03-24 13:52 CET by Nico Gulden
Modified: 2016-10-21 18:55 CEST (History)
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Description Nico Gulden univentionstaff 2016-03-24 13:52:40 CET
The documentation about the app meta files should contain a section that explains the license categories and what values are available.

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #40428 +++

Except in 1-2 cases, the apps in the App Center do not provide information about the licensing and commercial use model. The users can install the apps very easily, but they are confused and don't know the conditions for the usage of the app. In an increasing number of cases, the users contact Univention and ask.

Users currently have to visit the app provider's website to answer this question. Even worse are missing information about the evaluation restrictions like free trial for 30 days or free trial for 5 users. This information cannot be found in the app description or even on the app provider's website.

A research over all apps in the App Center showed that not all app providers publish the information. Furthermore, this information is not asked from the app provider and explicitly displayed on the App detail page.

A new attribute should be added to the App Center meta data the provides a combined information about the evaluation restrictions and the commercial use. It should be shown in the App Center and the App Catalog. The attribute should consist of the following options:
1. Free commercial use
2. Free commercial use and some functions are subject to costs
3. Liable to Costs with free trial
4. Liable to Costs without Free Trial

A more detailed proposal can be found here: https://metod.knut.univention.de/owncloud/index.php/s/tDLRGgTwrVPnOQt

See also the discussion in the forum: http://forum.univention.de/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=4678&p=18109