as some of you know already, Boris, the Meteobridge developer, decided to make changes with regards to the Meteobridge licensing and updates.
More info: http://forum.meteohub.de/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=12023
In short – you will only get free updates for 2 years. After that you will need to pay extra 20 euros otherwise you will not get new version updates – which unfortunately also includes bug fixes. I have to say I strongly disagree with this, especially since Meteobridge heavily relies on external sources (station firmware, services) and a change in those can lead to your device being useless. I exchanged several emails with Boris about this, but he said he will not change this (at least for now).
I have also expressed my opinion here if you want to read more about what I think: http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=32088.0
As a matter of fact, just in the yesterday’s release, there is already one minor bug fix for Meteotemplate. We agreed on this with Boris some time ago, unfortunately back then I didn’t know I and many others will never see this update unless we pay more. Fortunately, it is not a crucial thing so your Meteotemplate updates will work just fine even with the latest free version of Meteobridge – v. 3.2.
Being a regular paying MB user myself for over 6 years, I was offered a free developer key for Meteobridge. However I emailed Boris that I will only use that key if he offers free at least bug fixes for older users. Currently his stance is he will not. I respect his decision and there is not much I can do obviously. However, I will in this situation also stay with v3.2, not use the free key I was offered and make absolutely sure Meteotemplate works even with this version, in other words, you will not have to pay extra just because you need support for Meteotemplate. It is a limitation for me in case I ever need to make some changes to the api, but again, not much I can do.
I therefore only wanted to inform you about my opinion about this and let you know that you do not have to pay extra just to get Meteotemplate and Meteobridge working together.