XDF donations and Commercial Use

Posted: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 18:00

This site was originally started to provide information for Land Rover Enthusiasts and to provide a set of tools that improved on the capabilities of the Luca's Td5 Map Editor.

The original XDF's were pretty rough and ready, but have improved significantly over the past could of years, The hobbyist focus is still paramount as the plugins to enable secure programming using the Nanocom demonstrate.

Over the past 12 months or so there has been a significant increase in the number of commercial workshops and tuners making $5.00USD donations to access the XDFs. This is something that I've let slide but an email today which implied the donor need the account set up to get a job done has really brought the issue to a head.

Workshops and Commercial Tuners

If you intending to make money from use of the XDF's or any file derived from the XDF's I'd ask that you make a absolute minimum donation of $10USD and seriously consider making a donation that reflects your level of usage and income you derive from the use of these XDFs.

If you will infrequently use the XDFs for paying work - maybe once a month - a onetime donation of 5 percent of the amount you charge for a typical tune. For example if you charge 300 per tune consider making a 15 donation.

If you intend using more frequently than once a month consider making a donation of 10 percent of price of your typical tune. If you charge 300USD for a tune, then a think about making a one off donation of $30USD