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Eagle Free or is it ?

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Zero999:

--- Quote from: alm on February 07, 2011, 07:25:20 pm ---Without consulting a lawyer, I would choose the safe interpretation of the licensing terms. I'd assume merely granting permission for commercial use (eg. publishing under GPL or CC without -NC) would be a violation, otherwise it would be a loophole in the license.
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Yes, otherwise I could create a project using Eagle, give it to my brother who would exploit it commercially and buy me some presents to say thank you. ;)

EEVblog:

--- Quote from: OhmEye on February 07, 2011, 08:23:44 pm ---The Eagle freeware license doesn't explicitly disallow commercial use of work created with it or impose any limits on how you choose to license your work, it applies only to your use of Eagle. From everything they say on that license page the way I infer their intent is simply that if you make money using Eagle, you need to pay for their product.

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And there-in lies the rub.
Other people can profit from your generous work producing and selling open source products without fear of litigation, but YOU do not have the same rights, YOU have to fork over $50 to get that same privilege.
Yes, I know it's "only $50" but that is beside the point.

Element 14 know their product is the ducks guts in the open source hardware industry, but they continue to cripple it with a stupid poorly thought out license.
And don't get me started on the size limitations...

Dave.

Mechatrommer:

--- Quote from: Hero999 on February 06, 2011, 02:16:52 pm ---I use KiCad which is completely free of restrictions ans is open source.

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i'm downloading anything i could and learning right now. but it seems it doesnt have simulate/probe function?

Zero999:

--- Quote from: Mechatrommer on February 07, 2011, 10:48:06 pm ---
--- Quote from: Hero999 on February 06, 2011, 02:16:52 pm ---I use KiCad which is completely free of restrictions ans is open source.

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i'm downloading anything i could and learning right now. but it seems it doesnt have simulate/probe function?
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That's because it's a PCB drafting program not a simulator.

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