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Oct 1 2009   4:27PM GMT

Zend for System i now only free for the first year?

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

The IBM i development blog has heard from a user who has been told that Zend Core for System i is only free for the first year. Whether this is true for all customers or not is unclear, but here’s a snippet of what the end user has heard from Zend:

“We can install Zend Core for i5 and all nine developers can use Zend Studio for i5 and we can continue to utilize these products free of charge for one year and one year only. When the first, free year concludes, in order to continue using the Zend products, we will need to purchase…”

The IBM i development blog says that they’ve been using Zend on i for three years now with no demand for payments.

Update: It seems as though support for Zend Core is free only for the first year, but the software itself remains free past one year and beyond.

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  • RevDuaneSr
    I just spoke directly with someone in sales a Zend. They told me that [ULIST] USING [/ULIST] the ZendCore product remains free. If you want to purchase support after the first year, that is what costs money. As for the other products, I can't answer that. I was only concerned with the Core product since we use it heavily.
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  • ScottKlement
    Why are you spreading this FUD? Zend has said many times that Zend Core is free. Why would you want to damage this community as well as Zend by posting garbage like this?!
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