For SmartGit 22.1, we have changed the non-commercial licensing conditions to be more permissive overall. SmartGit is now free for:
- everyone who spends the majority of their work on open-source projects (before, it was only “to actively work on open-source projects”, which is significantly more restrictive)
- employees or students on public academic institutions (before, it was only “for learning or teaching on a public academic institution”)
- employees of companies for whom the company owns a valid SmartGit license
- hobby users, with certain limitations on the repositories; requires version 23.1 preview, see also this blog post
Technically enforced licensing conditions
The new licensing conditions are now enforced by requiring a non-commercial license.
We have decided to take this step, because the current proportion of non-commercial users is above 60%. For a B2B-product in the Software industry, this is in stark contrast with the overall number of Software developers compared to the number of primary open source developers and academic users 😉
SmartSVN and SmartSynchronize
We have applied the same licensing changes for SmartSVN 14.3 and SmartSynchronize 4.4. Your non-commercial license will work with these products out-of-the-box.