Ok, I am not quite sure if I really understand this...
The plan to use the free version for my wife (or whomevers significant others as this probably is a pretty common settings for hobbyist photographers) was to get along with just once license. If I purchase a second licence so she can connect she can also use the Pro version.
I am probably not the only one with this setup:
I store my images on a dedicated drive on my desktop. This desktop is used for most work.
However I also want to be able to use the images from my laptop. So I mapped drive to a networkdrive "P:" on both computers. The desktop and laptop of course are owned by me and no one else but me has access to them. So a single user licence would be fine.
It would be great if I could launch Daminion on the laptop eventhough I forgot to close it on the desktop and both computers access the database at the same time. But its not absolutely necessary.
Now I want my wife/fiance or whomever who has her/his own computer to be able find images using my tags, collections or whatever. She should be able to view them and maybe put them in the traywindow so I can later see which ones she picked/liked most/wants to be printed out. She does need no functionality beside selecting, viewing and marking.
So from what I understood she can of course use the free version. But if I use the Server version I would need a second license anyway and with the standalone version (database on network drive) one licence is enough!?
Is this correct? And if so: are the limitations (user) with the server version...
1. because of the number of connections to the database are tied to the number of licenses
1a. so i could not connect from the desktop and laptop at the same time either
1b. would it be ok (legal) for her to connect with the free version when I disconnect so there is only one connection at a time
2. because of the number of users (roles) that can be configured in the database is tied to the number of licenses
2a. in this case would it be ok if she connected (using the free version) with my user
3. because of the license generally only allows one person per licence. In this case I wonder why it would be ok with the standalone if its ok at all. And if not whats the purpose of the free version in combination with a pro version.
Also I suppose the only real difference between standalone and server will be the kind of database (SQLite vs. PostgreSQL) and user-rights or are there significant other differences?
Hmm.... reading this over it sounds harsh. Its not meant to - I am just really confused now