My confusion stems from the Q:What's the license for the WURFL Repository?, which links to the ScientiaMobile main site twice and the rest of the response seems to imply that commercial use of the repository is not free. There is no information that I can find on the ScientiaMobile site regarding commercial (i.e. paid) licensing for the repository itself. The download page sheds some light on this, in part saying:
This seems to be saying that there is no licensing fee for commercial use of the repository xml file in conjunction with a paid, commercially licensed PHP and database API. Is this correct? The product matrix for the API states "License is perpetual for licensed version of the software. Free upgrades within one year."; does this have any interaction with the repository? In other words, if you release a new xml file, am I free to update my servers with the new version even if I am outside the 1 year period of free updates?You are authorized to use the WURFL file AS IS, without modification and solely innconnection with one of the standard WURFL APIs, starting from version 1.3, nreleased and supported by ScientiaMobile and available at the official WURFL website at http://wurfl.sourceforge.net.
You are not authorized to create a derivative work of or otherwise modify this WURFL file, and you are further not authorized to use, copy, display, nor distribute, in each case, any derivative work of this WURFL file, whether created by you or someone else.
I do see the product matrix mentions a 'personal customer vault' with weekly updates to the repository; I would very much like to hear more about what this is an how it works.
I think I am also confused on the overlap of the PHP API and the database API, but I'll save that for another thread after I've read more about each of them.