[cad-linux] Re: GraphiteOne Q&A

  • From: Roland Krause <rokrau@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cad-linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 10:23:30 -0800 (PST)

Thomas, 
thanks for the clarification. 
I noticed that you are using HOOPS for GraphiteOne. Can you even offer
your software for free if you have to pay for HOOPS? Are you eventually
interested in replacing HOOPS? 

Roland


--- Thomas Schmidt <thomas.schmidt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> There have been some questions about GraphiteOne. Let me try to
> answer them:
> 
> TomCAD:
> Strictly speaking, TomCAD was the predecessor of GraphiteOne. From a
> techology 
> point of view, they have nearly nothing in common. GraphiteOne
> provides much 
> more functions and is based on a different technology. 
> Regarding the licence: TomCAD was GPL. And will always be.
> GraphiteOne has a 
> different licencing. See below.
> 
> Licence:
> GraphiteOne is dual-licenced. It is free for private, educational or
> research 
> 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 I 
> liked to. Thats why it is free for private use. The existance and the
> future 
> 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. The 
> 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, so 
> it was the obvious choice to work together on commercial GraphiteOne 
> offerings.
> 
> Bye,
> Thomas
> 
> 

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