Hello all. I’m curious, when did downloading Fritzing start requiring us to make a donation? I get that supporting the development is important,I’ve been working in Open Source software for almost 25 years or so. But, I have to say, anytime a piece of software starts not just pushing for donations, but actively making it either a requirement or by obfuscating the ability to download without donating, I immediately get a bit weirded out. Especially since everyone is still referring to donations, not payment.
If it’s required, it’s not a donation.
So, when did this happen with Fritzing? I can’t find anywhere on the site to download without paying, or a reference to anything regarding downloading without paying. Any reference to downloading links to the payment download, and that page has no alternatives either. Am IO missing something, or has this project become a commercially driven endeavour now?