snk-nick That was well put, right! So yes, trying to make the free version work on "customer" premises is not a good thing to do. Anyone supporting users is not using it for personal use!
However someone using this to support their aged relative from across the country (a typical use case for free use) should have a way to create a free but trusted configuration, IMHO, I was suggesting a server at the site of the relatives could do that IF creating a server at site would be considered the trusted piece that, upon determining there is a server, would be part of the logic that supresses the message from being displayed.
Seems likely to me creating a server on the network of the target would something that a bad actor would not be able to trick a user into, not as easily as tricking them into installing the host. RU should be open to ideas on how to create a trusted situation on the free version that would along these lines, Of course, they have better things really to do with their time, so I'm not saying its imperative on them, but it would show good will to consider it.
That would go a long way to dispel the idea that the message is related to generating revenue.
It has been said the message is there because the free version can't be trusted, well, then consider making it trusted, that's all. I propose the server is the key. Maybe not.
Edited:Douglas Crawford - Jan 21, 2022 9:49:11 pm EST