Over on http://www.turnkeylinux.org/docs/ec2/ami I see this:
Subscription Product Code: BA39B70F
Note: TurnKey Hub users don't need this, only advanced EC2 users who want to access TurnKey's images directly through Amazon EC2's API.
Note te "Note" part. I just started a Redmine instance directly via EC2 (Console). In the process I had to get the subscription to that product code. The cost shown was $0.00.
* Is this price of $0.00 ever going to change or will launching appliances directly remain free?
* If I launch an appliance directly (vs. using the Hub) can I still back up (fully and incrementally) and restore via tklbam, right?
* What am I losing by launching appliances like this myself vs. via the Hub?