Beta License Query

Superuser

Beta License Query

It's just struck me, when we sign up for the Beta version, we are given a free six month license, but at the end of this period, to continue using FSIS, we would be required to purchase a full license.  Now, given that my current license expires in January next year, I would obviously purchase a license then, but then, if I wanted to take part in next year's Beta testing (for the 2015 version), presumably, I would then be given another six month 'free' license, but I would already have six months to run on my paid license, which would expire in January 2016, the same time as the Beta license would expire, so I would again have to purchase a new year's licence.

 

What I'm getting at is, after the initial six months free for first time Beta testers, what do 'second time' Beta testers actually get out of it, given that they would already have paid for their licenses? 

 

This isn't a complaint, as such, just an observation, and I wondered what the situation is when Beta licenses cross over with paid ones?

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Superuser

Re: Beta License Query

Yes, I mean the license for the Beta version.  Actually, I've just thought this through again, and presumably, if I were to be accepted for Beta testing again for the 2015 product, then the remaining six months of the retail license purchased in January 2014 could be transferred to another machine, so, technically, I wouldn't be losing out on the six months purchased license.

 

I think that's probably answered my own question.  Smiley Happy

F-Secure

Re: Beta License Query

We periodically extend active beta users' licenses. This is a thank you for submitting feedback and bug reports. The most active beta users get multiple extensions, which in practice means unlimited license time. (We reserve the right to change this policy at any time)

 

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Senior Advisor

Re: Beta License Query

Well, in Beta license you mean license for Beta version or some kind of gift that FS gives at end of beta year?
Superuser

Re: Beta License Query

Yes, I mean the license for the Beta version.  Actually, I've just thought this through again, and presumably, if I were to be accepted for Beta testing again for the 2015 product, then the remaining six months of the retail license purchased in January 2014 could be transferred to another machine, so, technically, I wouldn't be losing out on the six months purchased license.

 

I think that's probably answered my own question.  Smiley Happy

Senior Advisor

Re: Beta License Query

haha, yes, it did.


And, I think, licenses for Beta version are unlimited(I'm not sure through)
Superuser

Re: Beta License Query

Well, mine is due to expire on 15/01/14, but I have two more Beta licences I could presumably install on other machines.
Senior Advisor

Re: Beta License Query

my will expire on 23/12/2013, but I think I have installed it more than half year ago.
F-Secure

Re: Beta License Query

We periodically extend active beta users' licenses. This is a thank you for submitting feedback and bug reports. The most active beta users get multiple extensions, which in practice means unlimited license time. (We reserve the right to change this policy at any time)

 

Senior Advisor

Re: Beta License Query

hah, thanks Smiley Very Happy
Aspirant

Re: Beta License Query

I just got notice that my Beta License is expiring 12/21/2013. So I was wondering what I have to do? Do I have to buy the product to keep it going or do I just get a new beta license? And if so where do I go to do it.

Thanks so much

Superuser

Re: Beta License Query

What happens if you click the Renew button on the Subscriptions screen? I'm asking because I'd like to know as well, but mine doesn't expire until 15th Jan.