October 25th, 2013

Why to support the project?

There are some good reasons you should consider supporting this project. In the next sections, I’ll try to explain them to you, so you can valuate if it is a good idea or not to give some money for this.

  1. Free as in Freedom

  2. The jqGrid is dual licensed and is released under GPL or MIT licenses. This license policy makes the software available to everyone for free (as in free beer) and you can use it for commercial or open source projects, without any restriction (the freedom above).
    Of course, the creation of this software has taken some time, and its maintenance will take even more. All the time we use for enhance jqGrid is time you save on your own projects.
    Consider all the time you have saved by simply download the source file and try to give it a price: this is the amount of money you should consider sending us to continue our good work.

  3. Good documentation

  4. We just do not provide jqGrid by itself: we are also trying to create some decent documentation for it, so you can save even more time, without having to fiddle with settings or scan the source code. As you may know, writing good docs takes time. Documentation is the first thing we’ll leave behind if we will not have enough resources to continue jqGrid development: you’ll have new features but you probably will have to find them out by yourself.

  5. Can be used in proprietary works

  6. The license policy allow you to use this piece of code even inside commercial (not open source) projects. So you can use this software without giving away your own (precious?) source code.

  7. Make this project evolve

  8. I am getting a lot of emails, asking me to add this or that feature to jqGrid. Some of these features are very time consuming and I didn’t design my jqGrid to have them in the first place: mainly because my own projects involving jqGrid didn’t require those requested features.
    Some of the requests I am getting are actually good ideas that I’ll try to implement in the future (although I am not promising anything to anyone), but others (still being quite good ideas) are very time consuming and may require some jqGrid refactoring to be implemented in a good and clean way.
    So, if you want to see this project going on and evolve during time, please consider support of the project.

I don’t know if these reasons sound good to you, but if they do, please click one of the links below to support the project.

Thank you.

Free Support
As all Open Source Projects Free Support is available here

You can pay e-mail support, then ask any questions, the paid amount will be consumed by invested time by the Author in customer issues.

Support Options
1 Hour e-mail support. € 50

3 Hour e-mail support. € 150

5 Hour e-mail support. € 250

For any questions about paid support, please write a e-mai to the author.

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