August 15, 2007

Telerik RadScheduler Module Cannot Happen

I have had many requests in the past few weeks to look at building a module that would wrap around the Telerik radSchedule component that is due out in the near future to allow instant drop-in to DNN as a module.  I contacted Telerik to try and obtain permissions to re-distribute this if I built it and this is the response I got.

We had a detailed discussion with my colleagues and decided that at this moment we cannot offer you Redistribution rights as your product will not offer significant functionality to our RadScheduler component and this scenario will contradict with our License agreement terms. In fact this is one of the most important requirements that every customer needs to abide to in the cases when there is redistribution of our components as part of commercial products. It is always hard to turn down someone's business, and I am hopeful that we will have other opportunities to cooperate in the future.

So basically I get two things out of this.

  • Making their module a drop-in usable item in DotNetNuke is not an enhancement
  • They expect all customers to wait until they build it themselves "in a future release"

I am deeply saddened by these series of events as I thought this would be a great contribution to the community and something that I might have even been able to cooperate with them on, however, that does now appear out of the picture.

I just wanted to keep all of those that have asked up to date. Now I am off to talk to Infragistics to see what they say!

tags: DNN, ASP.NET, Announcements
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