I read on Zdnet site that Yahoo is shutting down PayDirect, the payment system used by the new Central Try/Buy license model.
The Try/Buy Distribution License permits developers to sell their Central apps using the Central Try/Buy infrastructure to promote them and handle payments transaction with the Yahoo! Payments service.
All details about the model are here.
You can read the entire article here.
From Yahoo Paydirect site (http://paydirect.yahoo.com/) :
The PayDirect service and web site will be completely discontinued on May 15, 2005.
A full timeline outlining these dates is included below:
November 22, 2004 – After this date, you will no longer be able to send money or add funds to either your PayDirect account or to any WorldCards you have sent. However, you will be able to transfer your balance to your bank account and close your PayDirect account. Recipients of Worldcard ATM cards may continue to withdraw funds you have put into a sub-account prior to this date but you will not be permitted to put new funds in a sub-account.
February 15, 2005 – All PayDirect accounts that have not already been closed by the account owner will automatically be closed, and the balance will be refunded. You will not be able to conduct any further transactions. The PayDirect web site will still be available for you to view your account history.
May 15, 2005 – The Yahoo! PayDirect from HSBC service will be completely discontinued, and you will no longer be able to access the web site.
What will happen to Central and the new License program ??????
Macromedia let us know, please !