Frequently Asked Questions

About the Backpack commercial license.

What do I get for my €39?
By purchasing a license you get official permission to use all Backpack packages in a commercial application that you develop (for yourself, your employer or a client). All updates for that major version are also included in this price, of course (currently Backpack CRUD 3.x.x).

How long does this license last?
The Backpack commercial license lasts for ever (like diamonds), for one domain name. If in a few years you need to rewrite everything, you don't need to purchase another license.

Does it cover subdomains?
Yes. This license also covers unlimited subdomains.

Does it cover sublicensing?
No. This payment does not cover inclusion in free/paid packages, multi-tenant software or forks. A special sublicensing agreement is needed for that. Please contact us and we'll tell you more about it.

Does it cover parked domains?
If you're running the exact same app under two or more domains, sure. Just purchase one license, send us an email and we'll add those parked domains. But you know that's bad for your SEO, right? You should probably be using a 301/302 redirect.

Does it cover local/staging/testing environments?
No. That's because using Backpack in those is covered by the non-commercial license. Which is free :-)

I've started my project when Backpack was under MIT License. Do I have to pay?
No, you don't. But you can, if you want to help out. Paying a license is only mandatory for projects you started after November 11th 2016.

Why the discount from $49 to €39?
Because there are a few core features still missing. Backpack doesn't have unit tests. Once it does, we'll bump the price.

Can I buy more licenses at this discount and use them in the future?
Sure. Licenses are for ever. Just write "future project" instead of the domain name. You can change it afterwards with an email.

Can I get a free commercial license?
If you're a major code contributor on Github, yes, of course. You will not only get free commercial licenses, but you'll become a better developer, interact with awesome people and help the community. Already contributed and got nothing? Very sorry about that, please email us and we'll get that sorted.

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