FreeCAD on the web

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Re: FreeCAD on the web

Postby ulrich1a » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:48 pm

triplus wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:23 pm
Could be this is just some software named FreeCAD Suite and it isn't our FreeCAD.
Have a look at the link with the pictures there and you will know. It is offered for 14.99 Eur.

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Re: FreeCAD on the web

Postby triplus » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:57 pm

I see they indeed are selling FreeCAD. Didn't notice the screenshots before. Amazon, Conrad ... Likely potential customers should be informed FreeCAD is FOSS. As they indeed are selling FreeCAD and not for example support for FreeCAD or something like that.
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Re: FreeCAD on the web

Postby Jee-Bee » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:04 pm

Not only FreeCAD also 7zip and libre office5 nice way to earn some money...
Make a copy of software on cd/ dvd and ask money for a huge amount of work...

Edit: don't know what kind of (printed) book is added...
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Re: FreeCAD on the web

Postby ulrich1a » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:06 pm

triplus wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:57 pm
As they indeed are selling FreeCAD and not for example support for FreeCAD or something like that.
I think, it is allowed to ask for money for hardware like a CD or a book which contains FOSS.
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Re: FreeCAD on the web

Postby PrzemoF » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:31 pm

It's fine to sell FOSS, but I belive there has to be clear information about the source code and user rights to change, modiify and distribute it. I asked FSFE (Free Software Foundation Europe) to take a look at it.
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Re: FreeCAD on the web

Postby triplus » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:46 pm

Yes i guess there isn't anything preventing somebody to sell FreeCAD. As long as the license conditions are met. Still hopefully potential customers are aware they don't need a license key to use FreeCAD. And for whoever is selling FreeCAD to provide some advantage justifying the price tag.
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Re: FreeCAD on the web

Postby bitacovir » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:42 pm

This happened many times with Blender, too. They say the best strategy to deal with this is ignoring these cases. And of course let the people know that FreeCAD is available to download by free in freecadweb.org
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Re: FreeCAD on the web

Postby Joel_graff » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:26 pm

bitacovir wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:42 pm
This happened many times with Blender, too. They say the best strategy to deal with this is ignoring these cases. And of course let the people know that FreeCAD is available to download by free in freecadweb.org
Right. For 14.99 EUR, it would be hard to argue that their charging much more than distribution costs. Certainly not enough to make it worthwhile to litigate for the FSF. Even if it was, litigation usually isn't a profitable venture on the FOSS side...

In any case, any user that buys it and uses it would have to be pretty insulated to not realize eventually they can get it (and support) for free from here. A quick search for FreeCAD would quickly reveal that. No question it's best to just ignore.
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Re: FreeCAD on the web

Postby shiftee » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:34 am

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Re: FreeCAD on the web

Postby bitacovir » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:14 pm

FreeCAD is mentioned in COLBY Magazine.
https://www.colby.edu/magazine/one-step-at-a-time/
FreeCAD is one of the tools used in a new robotics lab to research engineering and animal physiology to help robots walk more smoothly.
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