I reached out to SonarCube ready to purchase and emailed from my gmail account because that was the default in my mail client and I was in a hurry and didn’t check it.
I received an email response back stating that they only provide evaluations for the commercial version to companies not individuals and to please respond with my company email.
I responded and stated that I am not looking for an evaluation version that I was ready to purchase the developer edition.
I then received an email from Natalia Osinska informing me that they actually only sell to companies. And that if I wanted to use SonarQube I could use their cloud version. No mention of the community version which I’ve been using.
I replied stating that I thought it was ironic they call their first commercial version the “Developer” version but wont let individual developers buy it, but that it wasn’t an issue because I also have a company. Also that I was still hesitant to upload my source code to online services.
I did not get any response.
I also sent out an email asking if there was any update for me that also went unanswered.
I then re-requested with my company info and have not received any kind of response.
I was really excited about SonarQube as I have enjoyed using the community edition, altho creating custom python rules still remains a mystery to me. Currently though, I am really put off and disappointed with my communication with the company.
I am still interested in SonarQube, if I ever here anything back, but have also started looking at Codacy and Kiuwan. They both unfortunately also seem to be cloud-based only. Kiuwan did also say they only sell to companies but when I told them I was one they set up a trial for me without any issues.
I’m hoping to be able to provide an update with a happier outcome in the near future but we will see.