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Worrying announcement on Eagle licencing [message #168952] Wed, 25 January 2017 12:35 Go to next message
Neil Whiting
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Registered: September 2006
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I am just a hobbyist - I can't afford a monthly (or annual) subscription for the few
small personal projects I do. Will my existing (free) install continue to work indefinitely?
Or should I now transfer to Kicad?

Thanks,
Neil

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Re: Worrying announcement on Eagle licencing [message #168954 is a reply to message #168952] Wed, 25 January 2017 12:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rachaelp
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Hi Neil,

Your existing v7 (??) freeware install will continue to work and v8 also has a freeware version. I've not compared the limitations of each but I think within the freeware licenses they are equivalent. It's when you get to the paid subscriptions vs paid earlier licences that there are differences which are causing some concern. If you are only using the freeware version for hobby use I don't think you need to worry.

Best Regards,

Rachael

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Re: Worrying announcement on Eagle licencing [message #168958 is a reply to message #168954] Wed, 25 January 2017 12:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Neil Whiting
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Resend via web page - reply to email was bounced.

Hi Rachael,
I didn't see that option in the Farnell announcement (it only mentioned the monthly or annual payment options), but I didn't read the full detail.
I'd better go and do that.Thanks,
Neil

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Re: Worrying announcement on Eagle licencing [message #168961 is a reply to message #168958] Wed, 25 January 2017 13:40 Go to previous message
rachaelp
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Hi Neil,

Farnell's announcement was regarding the subscriptions they sell I suspect. Look directly at the download for the freeware version of EAGLE here: http://www.autodesk.com/products/eagle/free-download

Best Regards,

Rachael

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