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[New Feature] Template Developer License

Hello,

Part of our efforts to help the Bubble ecosystem thrive, we’ve just introduced a new license option when people acquire a template, the “Developer Template License”. If the seller elects to offer this license, users that acquire it for a given template will be able to use the template for apps sold to third party (this is in particular useful for agencies and freelancers building on top of a template).

Template sellers can define a price for this license (and then offer it) in the My templates page. You can read the terms of the different licenses offered on the marketplace in our Marketplace policies page.

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Thanks for the update.

Would this mean we would have the commercial rights to modify it and resell?

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Hi @Codeables

As I read the policies, yes. “There is no limit on the number of applications the template can be used for. Buyer pays a one-time fee for the license”. So this is your suggestion coming to life :slight_smile:

Developer Template License. Buyer may access and use the template in applications used for their internal business or personal purposes or applications built for third parties. There is no limit on the number of applications the template can be used for. Buyer pays a one-time fee for the license which is remitted to Seller in accordance with Bubble’s Marketplace Pricing and Payment Policies.

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Is there any consideration for a developer license being available in the future for plugins as well @emmanuel?

In this case we don’t really need this concept currently. If you’re using an agency subscription, you can use plugins “for free” and the the user will need to subscribe when you transfer the app to them, so that should do what you’re hoping for right?

The agency system works well but that wasn’t exactly my thought. Developer license was the wrong term here :slight_smile: My bad!

I was thinking more of a ‘bulk use’ or more specifically ‘sub app’ license. Being able to purchase/subscribe to a plugin at a price point that it can be used in sub apps of the subscribing application without needing to repurchase/subscribe to it.

  • Sorry for hijacking the thread. Being able to develop on top of a template is a great new feature!
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Awesome!

Idea/suggestion: allow creators to offer an “upgrade to dev” pricing from the “base template” license. The use case I foresee is this:

Assuming the template creators will list their template for a (much) higher price, I would still want to play with the template before purchasing a dev version. In my experience with templates you only get a good idea of the template’s quality after you see “under the hood”. I’d like to pay the base price for it first, and if it’s good, be able to pay the remaining balance for the dev version instead of buying it twice (once at base price, once at “dev” price). Template creators feel free to chime in here.

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This is an option, if you already have it the button will say ‘upgrade’

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not as a template though :slight_smile:
@emmanuel, perhaps this should be clarified in the developer license here https://bubble.io/marketplace-policies ?

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Awh shoot, I didn’t want to say it out loud though :smiley:

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Correct, “applications built for third parties” means applications, not templates.