no where on the website does it say how much a license costs. Anyone know?
that's because they probably don't sell it directly to the user, they build your User Interface for you using their framework.
That's too bad. I wonder how well that business model scales for them. It would be nice to use the framework without having to hire them to build the interface.
First of all, great to hear that the discussion about Cezanne developed so dynamically. Yet, before any wrong assumptions arise let me give you a bit more information on Cezanne:
Cezanne itself is a Look and Feel engine and in this respect enables Centigrade to create compelling Java Swing UIs much easier and cost-effective than with standard means. Cezanne itself has no "look" on its own - it is more the driver for possible themes that run on it. So, the theme screenshot that we present on our website and that Adam Bien posted in his blog (the one with the nice leather texture :) is just an example of what Cezanne is capable of.
As (partially) correctly assumed, we have one business model that includes selling the Cezanne Look and Feel engine bundled with the individual service of creating an exclusive Look and Feel theme for our customers. However, that's not the end of the story.
The other part of the story is that beginning of next year (presumably February) we will start selling an out-of-the-box stock Look and Feel theme called "BizLaf" which will of course ship together with Cezanne but - and that's I guess the most interesting thing about it - is a full-fledged theme and has a look, feel and value of its own. Regarding pricing we will go public early next year - but as much as that: There will be BizLaf bundles that will be affordable not only for Enterprises but also for small software vendors.
I encourage everyone who wants to be kept posted on updates about BizLaf or Cezanne (e.g. in terms of pricing) to drop us a line to cezanne at centigrade dot de.