“Free software” is a matter of liberty, not price.
To understand the concept, you should think of
“free'” as in “free speech,” not as in “free beer.”
Free Software Foundation
First of all, you can evaluate our product without any downloads using a completely free OpenRules Analyzer.
OpenRules is an open source product available under the terms of the most popular open source GPL License. OpenRules is designed, written, and developed by a professional software company, OpenRules, Inc., that stands behind its product, actively improves its quality, and provides a high level technical assistance to users. OpenRules includes state of the art features that are not available from other sources.
When you download an evaluation and complete version of OpenRules you receive a fully functional release that allows you to evaluate the major system functionality and to build your own decision projects. The nominal fees we charge for the latest downloads provide our customers with an access to the Priority Email Support, add-ons, and more. These fees help OpenRules to defray some administrative costs related to a very large number of downloads per month. OpenRules is compliant with the open source GPL License that allows a company to “charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a copy” (read more). The important fact is that when you download any version of OpenRules, whether gratis or for a fee, you always can get the proper source code.
Potential customers who have difficulties paying even a nominal fee have the opportunity to pay nothing for the evaluation download by sending a request to email@example.com.
Please, download a version of OpenRules that fits your needs in the best way, and remember that you always may count on OpenRules support and related services!