I would also really like to get an answer to this.
Take Adobe's place. If you earn quite a lot money while using THEIR servers, that's not fair. You would have to purchase your own server with FMS.
However if you just make a few bucks, I'm pretty sure Adobe won't care. But when your services and revenue grow, that might become a problem.
@Chicohuman: Of course this is the obvious answer, but not from Adobe
itself :). The other thing is why purchase the whole FMS while you
need only 1/5 of it (meaning only the rendezvous server). What I'm
gonna do is use Cirrus until my project works 100% and when I'm to go
public, I'll try the Camulus (opensource) project. If till then Adobe
offers an affordable rendezvous server with nothing more then I'll
stick back with it.
Nevertheless, I think that Adobe should clarify if Cirrus is forbidden
for commercial apps (meaning apps that are being sold) or for
ad-funded apps too. Ads may not even be part of the swf app itself but
somewhare in the html template. And think about Donation, they create
revenue too... So it would be more enlightening if they just said
"getting any type of revenue, from in or out your app, using Cirrus is
breaking the EULA".
You don't have to purchase FMS 4 to use RTMFP, you can rent servers that have FMS 4, or use AWS (pay per use), which I think are pretty affordable once you scaled up your app. enough.
About you building apps and selling them, then I think it will be the responsibility of the buyers to chose what to use.
About donations, seems like that could be a flaw. I guess if you make much money from donation, you should stop using their servers.
Adobe reps didn't seem to answer that kind of question so far, but I think that if you listen to what Captain Obvious would say, it shouldn't really require further answers/explanation.
Imo, what I did too, is just use Cirrus to gain some leverage, and when you start commercializing/having revenue etc., you should use something else than Cirrus, which is also an advantage to you to have your own FMS4.
Cirrus is strictly for customers to build, test, and learn about P2P technology using RTMFP. It is not meant to be used to drive any revenue. Should you need to build a viable commerical business, you will need to buy or rent the usage of FMS Enterprise Edition.
As a customer you have several choices here:
(a) Amazon (b) www.influxis.com (c) purchase FMEN license from a reseller.
>As a customer you have several choices here:
>(a) Amazon (b) www.influxis.com (c) purchase FMEN license from a reseller.
and (d) LiveCycle Collaboration Service
a,b (not sure),d is a pay what you use model c is a "one time" payment
Cedric M. aka maddec