[cad-linux] Re: GraphiteOne Q&A

  • From: "A.Silva Lda - Luis Matos" <luismatos@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <cad-linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 18:22:45 -0000

What file formats can GraphipeOne import and export?

Best regards,
Luis Matos

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thomas Schmidt" <thomas.schmidt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <cad-linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 2:44 PM
Subject: [cad-linux] GraphiteOne Q&A

> Hi All,
> There have been some questions about GraphiteOne. Let me try to answer
> TomCAD:
> Strictly speaking, TomCAD was the predecessor of GraphiteOne. From a
> point of view, they have nearly nothing in common. GraphiteOne provides
> more functions and is based on a different technology.
> Regarding the licence: TomCAD was GPL. And will always be. GraphiteOne has
> different licencing. See below.
> Licence:
> GraphiteOne is dual-licenced. It is free for private, educational or
> use. It is not free for any commercial, revenue generating purposes.
> You may look here for details:
> http://www.graphiteone-cad.com/en/
> contentframe.php?body=about_licencing&menu=about
> Yes, it's not GPL. Hope that's not too bad.
> Pricing:
> There is of course a standard price for a single-user/single-seat licence.
> Apart from that, GraphiteOne is priced on a per customer basis. This might
> include training, support, customer specific changes/features...
> Please write to info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx if you are interested in details.
> Who is going to use this?
> Answer is open source like: Anyone who think it is usefull enough :-)
> GraphiteOne was not build to make me incredibly rich. It was build because
> liked to. Thats why it is free for private use. The existance and the
> of GraphiteOne does not at all depend on commercial customers. This being
> said, I have to admit that there are indeed commercial customers with some
> interest in GraphiteOne. Please understand that I cannot state any names.
> most interesting usage of GraphiteOne would be some kind of inhouse usage,
> where GraphiteOne is part of some specialized solution. Thats where
> GraphiteOne fits best because of its open and extensible nature.
> Fast AG
> The Fast AG has quite some tradition in IT consulting/training. Providing
> products is comparativly new. Nethertheless, one need a company to do
> business. I'm working for Fast AG as a IT consultant for some years now,
> it was the obvious choice to work together on commercial GraphiteOne
> offerings.
> Bye,
> Thomas

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