Ever since the introduction of the new licenses here on TF a little while ago, I’ve been looking around quite a bit disappointed. Not because there is less interesting material available, but simply because the ‘web services’ license is unaffordable for smaller websites, if you’re honest in picking the right license, that is.
The most regular templates available seem to use the 50x multiplier for the ‘web services’ license, which makes sense when you’re someone setting up a Wordpress.com-rival or perhaps a Digg-killer.
However, when you’re a hobbyist who is setting up a smaller website, say for example a Pastie-like website, you’re in for some trouble. According to the web service license, that one will be the right choice as soon as you provide access to the site for all users. In my opinion though, the 50x multiplier is way too high for a website that is unlikely to make any profit whatsoever or might even be non-profit completely.
My suggestion would be to either return to a more sensible licensing scheme that accounts for no/low-profit websites out there, or to introduce a more advanced search to the site. This search would allow you to limit your search in a category to either the licenses available (so have no items showing up with a web services license) or perhaps enter a max. price for items you want to show for the license applyable.
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