That would be my point of concern with the current system. You might even think you’re good, because you were online the day before. But the connection was flaky or the license didn’t update because you were within the 15 day period.
You fire up your system at the customer and end up with nothing.
Except for actively downloading a license you will always have to worry. Which is the exact opposite of a simple and comfortable system.
I understand the logic and concerns of McNeel. But the a good licensing system is where you will never actually have to worry about the licensing. Any situation that might set you up with a non working software while you have paid for a valid license is a reason to not by the software.
One simple solution might be a one-shot grace period:
If you are outside the 15 day window and have no internet connection, Rhino could give you a continuous amount of like 10 hours until you would need to refresh the license. So you would have a whole working day to find a connection. You wouldn’t have to worry about status of the license.
@John_Brock …and while this one shot period is a nice thing for people who just grab their gear and run out of the office without checking out a license, it would also alleviate any reasonable Cloud Zoo server downtime. Because if the server is down at the moment, you can retry a few minutes later and just keep working.