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Author Topic: Use in work environment ?  (Read 2334 times)

ConstanceJill

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Use in work environment ?
« on: August 23, 2012, 10:49:37 AM »
Hello there .o/

I've seen on the Keys page that the programs (or is it only some of them ?) are declared to be "free for personal use".
While the "free" word is written in bold, I am more concerned about the "for personal use" part. So my question is : can we use (some of) them in a company ? (Which ones ?)

More specifically, I was thinking of requesting for a specific program which, I think, would be pretty useful for my job… but if, when it's made, it is only free "for personal use", I wouldn't know for sure whether or not I'm allowed to use it at my workplace and share it with my co-workers — while I probably would have no use for it at home.

Can someone please clarify this for me ?

Have a nice day :]

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Re: Use in work environment ?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2012, 10:55:54 AM »
Welcome Constance.

This page will answer your question formally:
http://www.donationc...r.com/Help/entry/23/

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If you are simply an individual using the program at work, it doesn't matter if you are a member of a large business -- you do not need a formal commercial license (unless the program specifically says a commercial license is required for all profit making use).  Commercial Licenses are normally intended for the situation where many people at your business all use the program.


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Re: Use in work environment ?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2012, 11:31:20 AM »
OK, thanks a lot :]

I wonder how I missed the "Help" link… probably was too focused on looking for a "FAQ" one ;D

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Re: Use in work environment ?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012, 11:34:55 AM »
let's be honest, it's a wonder anyone finds anything on this site, there's just so many little nooks and crannies.. :P

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Re: Use in work environment ?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2012, 03:09:57 PM »
let's be honest, it's a wonder anyone finds anything on this site, there's just so many little nooks and crannies.. :P

That's a feature, not a bug! It's like one of those old bookstores with towering stacks with the random volume of short stories you have heard of but never seen tucked away 8 feet up  :)