The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff

Jeroen W. Pluimers on .NET, C#, Delphi, databases, and personal interests

  • My badges

  • Twitter Updates

  • My Flickr Stream

  • Pages

  • All categories

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 2,226 other followers

Delphi Community Edition available: good move for Embarcadero, but be careful how much revenue you make

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/19

On [WayBack] Delphi Community Edition available: – Uwe Raabe – Google+, the links to the [WayBackEULA, [WayBack] FAQ and [WayBack] Feature Matrix were shared.

In summary (read the G+ thread for more), the Delphi Community Edition is a web-installer of version 10.2.3 feature equivalent to the Delphi Professional Edition.

I think it is a good move to make Delphi more accessible to many more people.

A few restrictions apply, for instance there is also a C++ Builder Community Edition equivalent to the C++ Builder Professional edition, but you cannot install them on the same system at the time time.

Also, you cannot move around the command-line compiler to a different system (for instance a build-machine for Continuous Integration purposes).

The financial restriction that applies can be summarised as this: When the revenue you make during the year exceeds USD 5000 you have to stop using the Community Edition license.

Note that this is about revenue, not about income (which many define as “net of revenues and expenses”), and does not mention the revenue source, so watch this during the years you use the Community Edition.

Furthermore, Embarcadero indicates they collect information about your use of the Community Edition, but the [WayBack] privacy statement is not clear how.

All in all I hope this move attracts fresh people into the Delphi community.

The heise – the German flagship IT journal – likes it too: [WayBack] Delphi und C ++ Builder als Community Edition | heise Developer (via [WayBack] Some nice PR … Embarcadero-konfektioniert-Delphi-und-C-Builder-als-Community-Edition-4115563… – Roland Kossow – Google+)

Edit 20180927

Yes, Embarcadero is going after your employer if you register Delphi Community with a corporate email address.

See [WayBack] Embarcadero wants me to pay for a download. : legaladvice – Joseph Mitzen – Google+ and [WayBack] Embarcadero wants me to pay for a download. : legaladvice


2 Responses to “Delphi Community Edition available: good move for Embarcadero, but be careful how much revenue you make”

  1. HeartWare said

    I noticed that the feature matrix said:

    Comprehensive VCL and FMX component sets Limited
    Library source code Limited

    Does anyone know what this means?

  2. KMorwath said

    Hope they read the GDPR…. or the fines could be a little higher than $5000…

Leave a Reply to KMorwath Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: