Open Source, Free License?

Hi all,

Just wondered if anyone knows if IntelliJ is due to be offered for free (like NetBeans, Borland JBuilder and Eclipse) anytime soon? I want to use it commercially and have been waiting for it for ages now...

I think I understand that you can get a Free License if you are involved with something like Apache or an Open Source project?

Thanks,

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Hello Kapil,

K> Just wondered if anyone knows if IntelliJ is due to be offered for
K> free (like NetBeans, Borland JBuilder and Eclipse) anytime soon? I
K> want to use it commercially and have been waiting for it for ages
K> now...
K>
K> I think I understand that you can get a Free License if you are
K> involved with something like Apache or an Open Source project?

Indeed, you can get a free license valid for one year if you are involved
with an established open-source project. We do not have any plans at all
to offer free IntelliJ IDEA licenses for commercial projects.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


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Hi Kapil,

Just wondered if you are offering your software development services for
free. I want to use it commercially and have been waiting for it for ages now...

Thanks

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Hi Tom,

That was a pointless, sarcastic and useless response!! There are free IDEs available commercially (I dont expect them all to be but) and my question had 2 parts to it with the one about Open Source being answered sensibly,

Thanks,

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Actually, I don't find his post pointless or useless. It presumably had the effect of reminding you just how incredibly rude your question was. Such is the gentle way in which social norms are constucted.

--Dave Griffith

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In article <83ca25fd25e6f48c7f3ca24c71870@news.intellij.net>,
yole@jetbrains.com says...

Hello Kapil,

K> Just wondered if anyone knows if IntelliJ is due to be offered for
K> free (like NetBeans, Borland JBuilder and Eclipse) anytime soon? I
K> want to use it commercially and have been waiting for it for ages
K> now...
K>
K> I think I understand that you can get a Free License if you are
K> involved with something like Apache or an Open Source project?

Indeed, you can get a free license valid for one year if you are involved
with an established open-source project. We do not have any plans at all
to offer free IntelliJ IDEA licenses for commercial projects.

Great! Idea is an incredible bargin, especially for something you use
many HOURS every day.
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David H. McCoy


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Ok good for you - I did find it pointless...I asked 2 valid and worthy questions that Im sure others want to know the answer too...I have no issues with paying for software but wanted to know if IntelliJ would be going down the OpenSource route and thats all...Saying my question was incredibly rude, well reread what was said and if you dont find that Sarcastic or rude then then you misread it!!

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I have no issues with paying for software

If you've been waiting for years for IDEA to become free, evidently you do have issues with paying for software. It's okay. The first step is admitting that you have a problem.

Saying my question was incredibly rude, well reread what was said and if you dont find that Sarcastic or rude then then you misread it!!

Well, I will certainly did find the response rude. However, if you found the response rude, you should probably agree that your original question was rude, as they are THE SAME QUESTION.

Now, in context, I will agree that the response came across as sarcastic (because it was clearly not a sincere request), while your original question instead merely sounded cheap and slightly dim (because yours was evidently, if bizarrely, sincere). Doesn't change much otherwise.

Don't thank me. I'm here to help.

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