Do I need to pay a license for distributing VSPACKAGE or Visual Studio Shell ?


  • as I can read here


    From http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb458038(v=VS.90).aspx


    > When you are ready to distribute your

    > VSPackage, you can obtain a PLK for it

    > by visiting the VSIP Members Web site.

    > You must have a Windows Live ID to log

    > on. After you log on, follow the

    > instructions to obtain a PLK. For more

    > information, see How to: Obtain a PLK

    > for a VSPackage.



    When you go there:



    > Need help choosing the right

    > membership level? 

    > Technology Partner Membership 

    > This level focuses on technical

    > enablement for companies who desire

    > development assistance with Visual

    > Studio. Annual fee: $2,000/year

    > (three-year contract) 

    > Preview the Microsoft Development

    > Tools Technology Partner contract 

    > Alliance Membership 

    > This level provides technical

    > enablement as well as a base business

    > and marketing relationship with

    > Microsoft. Annual fee: $3,000/year

    > (three-year contract)

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010 2:25 PM