Most people probably know that Proxmox VE used to be free and that Proxmox introduced a community licence for access to the stable repo. There was a lot of people complaining about this some years ago but I was one of those who thought that is was ok as the price was only €49,90/yr/cpu. But then last year the price increased to €59,90/yr/cpu and now it has increased to €64,90/yr/cpu and I'm starting to wonder if I should stop using proxmox as I'm not sure if I can afford it next year. A heads up would also be nice so people don't end up in a situation where they can't afford it and also don't have time to make changes as the price have increased on the new invoice which is soon due. It's kinda painful to try to stick with Proxmox VE when the pricing is so unpredictable. "Can I afford it next year? Should I switch now just in case I can't? Where will it end? Will it continue at this speed and reach €110/yr in 4 years?" I'm hoping I'll be able to stick with Proxmox VE, but I sure can't if the price just keeps getting higher and higher every year. What is the reason for the price increases, and should we expect more of them in the next few years?