I have been doing webdesign for a small business in Denmark, which already has a deal with a larger company to create the final site.
Among this company's proposal, I see that they charge a rather large fee for installing Magento on my clients server, and an additional fee to integrate the design.
The Same company forbids my client from having FTP or similar access to the server, and they are therefore not able to install this themselves.
My question is: is resale of the Magento really allowed by the licence? This company wants to charge a rather steep amount for even installing a blank version of it, no Magento-licencing included.
I have looked larger company up, and this company does NOT have a standing licence for Magento. And even if they got one, I have a sneaky feeling that something is legal is wrong with the licencing here.
The reason I share this with you is that I have a guts feeling that I should raise some critical questions and suggest that my client use another company for their website. I need to be certain that I'm on the right side.
The IT company has no partnership with Magento or Varien, and have a somewhat tarnished reputation already.
I have mailed Magento about this, but have not had any response yet.