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What happens if Web Builder goes out of business?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:55 am
by Aussie
Hello folks,

I was in the past an Xsite pro and now a current WB user. I have sites built with both software.

Problem:
Xsite went out of business and so did their activation server. Unable to use Xsite, if installing again on a clean system, no activation possible. This had people annoyed and later angry, left high and dry. An activation script was mooted, to send to registered users, but never eventuated.

If Web Builder company goes out of business, for any reason, is the same problem going to arise? How does a user keep building their websites if the software can no longer be activaed?

Regards - Rod

Re: What happens if Web Builder goes out of business?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:00 am
by Pablo
If this ever may happen then the plan is to release a free (without activation) version of the software.

Re: What happens if Web Builder goes out of business?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:28 am
by Aussie
That is good news. Thank you.

Rod

Re: What happens if Web Builder goes out of business?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:54 am
by WWBman
Pablo wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:00 am
If this ever may happen then the plan is to release a free (without activation) version of the software.
Pablo, that is very good to hear, thank you.
God forbid, but if the proverbial running under a bus was to happen, I assume that is covered as well?

Re: What happens if Web Builder goes out of business?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:03 am
by Pablo
I assume that is covered as well?
Correct.

Re: What happens if Web Builder goes out of business?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:04 am
by andyp
Hoping to have at least WB50 before then :)

Re: What happens if Web Builder goes out of business?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:47 am
by ColinM
When it comes to WB we're not just involved but committed!

Quite a lot like bacon and eggs...

The hen's involved, but the pig is committed! :D

Re: What happens if Web Builder goes out of business?

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:08 pm
by Rob
I am very thankful to hear this. As a business owner, it is always smart to have a backup and plan b in case of bad luck or for the simple purposes of an exit strategy when ready to retire. ;-)

Re: What happens if Web Builder goes out of business?

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:51 pm
by zinc
Rob wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:08 pm
I am very thankful to hear this. As a business owner, it is always smart to have a backup and plan b in case of bad luck or for the simple purposes of an exit strategy when ready to retire. ;-)
Rob Pablo will retire when WWB reaches version 120! :D

I think he enjoys the challenge and WWB is apart from his baby, a form of therapy and when it gets too boring, he switches to extensions.

Re: What happens if Web Builder goes out of business?

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:03 pm
by jerryco
Pablo wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:03 am
I assume that is covered as well?
Correct.
I hope you may live to be very old naturally, but is there a security system in place that will release WWB free mode for sure?