“Eiffel Software today announced that the latest version of its cross-platform IDE EiffelStudio is now available under dual licensing, enabling users to choose between a license for commercial development and a license for open source development. Eiffel Software’s dual licensing model is based on the principle of fair exchange. Users who write commercial proprietary software must purchase the corresponding licenses and may freely choose how to distribute their software. Users who donate their source code to the open source community can use the open source version and must distribute their software under the same license.” The sourcecode is available via SVN and is licensed under the GNU General Public License.
Eiffel To Offer Dual Licensing for EiffelStudio
Submitted by thom 2006-04-05 General Development 9 Comments
See http://eiffelsoftware.origo.ethz.ch/ for more information.
I know Wings3D is done in Erlang which is a pretty nice modeler. Eiffel seems very visual based with ‘Design by Contract’ and ‘fair exchange’ seems nice too. Yummy :-9
Frankly, I think this is the future of free software.