Hey Atlassian - I find myself in a strange, somewhat Twilight Zone-eseque situation with regards to developing plugins for Data Center.
Jira Server is going away, and everyone is forced to DC and Cloud.
If I’m a developer with a DC plugin in the marketplace, I might want to ‘dogfood’ an actual, real, DC stack somewhere.
By that, I mean, setup a long-living production stack with some real data and my plugin, etc, and not a timebomb license, or abusing the eval system endlessy.
It seems that this is a scenario Atlassian didn’t ponder properly, or intentionally ignored, yet many vendors might find themselves in.
As a Silver partner Atlassian gives me $25k of monopoly money. But, that doesn’t even get close to buying a DC license, as those start around $42k.
If I ask Atlassian support for a free license, I’m told in no uncertain terms that that won’t happen, and I could simply apply my monopoly money towards those $42k.
If I’m big enough to have a TPM, maybe I get lucky, and they can champion this for me and get me a free license. (I know through the grapevine, that this is met with mixed results).
I can’t imagine that Atlassian expects us to cough up $42k each year, simply to keep testing our apps in a realistic environment.
Can someone please shed some light on this, and what we developers are supposed to do here?