Can someone help me understand the material impact of the license change that I have noticed?
In the 2.3.0.RELEASE version that I use, Part I (License Grant) saysIn the most recent version, the verbiage has changed in Part II (LICENSE GRANT, USE AND OWNERSHIP ) to... to use the Product and Materials solely for Licensee's internal business operations, development, evaluation, and educational purposes ("Permitted Uses").Here on this post, http://blog.springsource.com/2009/05...uite-now-free/, Christian Dupuis says:... to use the Software in accordance with the Documentation solely for non-production purposes of Licensee's internal business operations, development, evaluation, and education, ...
Seems too many conflicting ideas exist here.We got some questions about what “free" in the context of STS actually means. So let me try to explain: Firstly starting with version 2.0.2.RELEASE, STS is available at no cost and free for all development purposes; no strings attached. It is licensed under a commercial license, which you can review here.
Christian D, can you explain better? Has the "no strings attached" sales pitch been scaled back to include a few strings?