And no perpetual license either, yearly renewable only!
I wonder what will happen will all older versions when yearly reactivation time comes! I'm guessing they'll force everybody to pay.
DraftSight's free nature was from the start a strategy to get AutoCAD customers to switch to SolidWorks (which they own) and give them the possibility to open their ACAD legacy files. They were in fact saying "see, 2D CAD is worth nothing now, we give it away to anyone". I guess that they now consider that they don't have anything more to gain.