I used Delphi many years ago and have decided to team up with another developer and get back into programming. So we set everything up, did some research and decided that Delphi would be a good fit because, in part, they give you the option to develop your software before having to commit to the license fee.
We planned everything, and the day my partner sat down to install Delphi, he was told that he had already registered it 3 times and cannot register it again. Funny enough he has never actually written a line of code in Delphi but has always been curious about it, and finally decided to commit at my recommendation. He reached out to support and was told that he has already registered it three times, and that they wouldn't allow him to register it again, and that the case was closed.
Is this 3 registration limit normal? If so, that is rather troubling, as we could spend months developing an app, and then lose all ability to carry on developing it simply because one of our computers crash.
It is usually not a big problem to get an increase to the registration limit, but at the moment it is not clear who you have to contact for that, unfortunately. There was a blog post about the issue a while back https://community.idera.com/developer-tools/b/blog/posts/from-the-gm-new-updates-and-changes-to-the-registration-bumps-policy
Anyway, if you have a contact in Embarcadero/Idera sales of your region, try to contact them. You could cite the consumer protection legislation of your country to enforce the issue: if you bought and payed for a licence preventing you from useing it is clearly a contract breach and could be brought to court...
Peter Below said:at the moment it is not clear who you have to contact for that
"Dear Embarcadero customer, increasing product registration limit self service is now disabled. If you have reached product registration limit and have a valid reason to increase it, please contact Embarcadero Customer Support at: http://www.embarcadero.com/support"
But, as the blog you linked to says, you now need an active Subscription in order to get license bumps.
Peter Below said:You could cite the consumer protection legislation of your country to enforce the issue: if you bought and payed for a licence preventing you from useing it is clearly a contract breach and could be brought to court