No-Subscription license - No valid subscription message

is39

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and yes, the subscription message is a conscious decision, because even though this is free software, it takes time and money to develop it :)
I think there are two independent issues here:
- annoyance at bugging message (which i understand developers want to keep so it's reminding about subscriptions)
- the message content/wording: "You do not have a valid subscription for this server. Please visit www.proxmox.com to get a list of available options."

The message implies that there is a something wrong - to me wording refers to a license violation.

If, as have being stated, running Proxmox free without support in non-commercial environments is permitted i recommend replacing message with:
"This server is running without a subscription. Please consider subscribing - see options at www.proxmox.com".
 
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Outrigger

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I changed my license model to "No-Subscription" and applied the changes as per the Proxmox VE No-Subscription Repository guide. However, this does not remove the no invalid subscription reminder message.

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Is it possible to permanently remove the message or must I purchase a subscription?
Luke1, I have your fix, but the forum moderator(s) won't allow me to post it. Maybe I can direct you to https://dannyda.com/ and let you search the site for what you need.
 
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krikey

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I tend to agree with Luke1 in that the message seems more of a "you must have a valid subscription" message, especially as theres a yellow warning triangle to the left. I've been using Proxmox for years and love it ans simply dismiss the box each login but perhaps this message could do with being tweaked to appear more friendly at the very least and less like an error or warning message, unless of course Proxmox deem it as a warning or error message?
 

tburger

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I'd love to see an option to just make the message go away. Either as one time payment or as a yearly subscription.

For me the community edition subscription is just not worth the price compared to the benefits I get.
I'd love to support the team but under the current situation I just stick with the free version.

I support various projects (freebsd, Ubuntu, ...) on a yearly basis with 25€. That's a price I would be willing to pay to make the message go away (without further benefits).

Please Proxmox-Team, consider to add such an option (maybe restricted for nonprofit and private use?).
 
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krikey

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As mentioned in this thread, you can make the message go away by modifying the code, but this is not the forum to discuss this and I don't want to take anything away from what the developers have done so far as it truly is a great piece of software(s). However tburger, I like your thinking; perhaps change the message to something less error/warning like and maybe replace it with a request for a minimum annual donation.

Maybe something like:

"Thanks for using Proxmox. Make a donation today or buy a subscription for professional support to remove this message. This helps us to keep developing the Proxmox suite of products.".

I'd be happy to pay for an annual basic license that simply made the message go away and at least the developers get something back rather than me adjusting the code at each update.

I'd then perhaps make the subscription request more visible on the main screen but out of the way, perhaps tucking it in the top right hand bar? This way you can still have a Call To Action for users who haven't got a support subscription but its not something you need to dismiss each time.
 

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t.lamprecht

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I'd love to see an option to just make the message go away. Either as one time payment or as a yearly subscription.
You can pay the subscription yearly already :) https://www.proxmox.com/proxmox-ve/pricing
That makes the message goes away, you get recoginzed as supporting the project here in the forum and access to the most stable repository, pve-enterprise.

I'd be happy to pay for an annual basic license that simply made the message go away and at least the developers get something back rather than me adjusting the code at each update.
1. We do not sell licenses, Proxmox Projects are licensed under AGPL v3 after all.
2. You can already do so, see above.
 

krikey

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Thanks for your reply. Apologies for using the wrong terminology. I should have said (support) subcription not license.

Nonetheless, would it generate revenue if you offered a way for users to "subscribe" and simply remove the nag message? This subscription would do nothing other than removing the nag screen and would of course generate some additional revenue for Proxmox.

Perhaps it would exist below your Community 85euros subscription?
 

tburger

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You can pay the subscription yearly already
Please dont pull that statement out of the context.
I know you can do. The price / benefits ratio is what doesn't fit for MY private purpose / expectation.

As said please consider an option / subscription just to make things go away. Like a "basic subscriber" thing. Still could be a forum tag people get through this.
 

LnxBil

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Nonetheless, would it generate revenue if you offered a way for users to "subscribe" and simply remove the nag message? This subscription would do nothing other than removing the nag screen and would of course generate some additional revenue for Proxmox.
...and how many people would want this? I would not pay money just to remove a nag screen (that could also be removed by a simple sed command) without any additional benefits. Just buy the community or help out here in the forums.
 

Whitterquick

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...and how many people would want this? I would not pay money just to remove a nag screen (that could also be removed by a simple sed command) without any additional benefits. Just buy the community or help out here in the forums.
It would be nice if it was removed with all donations though...
 

krikey

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...and how many people would want this? I would not pay money just to remove a nag screen (that could also be removed by a simple sed command) without any additional benefits. Just buy the community or help out here in the forums.
Thats my point. Some people of course will be quite happy to edit the code but then of course, they haven't paid anything. If the idea behind the nag screen is to get people to subscribe but they feel for any reason that 85euros is too much then perhaps a minimum donation towards the cause is better than nothing at all , even for those users who know how to use sed, vi or nano.

I think that theres a case here that suggests that there may be enough people willing to provide a small donation which in turn rewards them by removing the nag screen.

I went looking for a donation link/button on the Proxmox website but was unable to find one. There may be some legal reason why of course, but to me a coffee (5euros) is better than nothing.
 

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