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Old 25-06-2018, 16:45   #1
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Free version or $$$ version ??

I want to download the latest release but I read different things about it...

All official versions are suppose to be free...

Only the best official version costs $9.95...

There seems to be different version series:
4.1.10xx
or
1.0.1x

why all of the confusion??
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Old 25-06-2018, 16:47   #2
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Re: Free version or $$$ version ??

Uhhh, free of $$$ for what??
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Old 25-06-2018, 16:52   #3
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Re: Free version or $$$ version ??

Sorry I assumed this forum was only for OpenCPN..

I am interested in the base/main app for OpenCPN for Android.
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Re: Free version or $$$ version ??

I assume you are referring to the Android version of OpenCPN.

The paid version is from the lead developer or the team, not sure which. He and his team have put in a very large amount of time over more than a decade to make all versions of OCPN the great application it is today. The $10 is a pretty minimal expense compared to the effort.

The unpaid version was offered by someone who apparently wanted to make the point that FOSS should be available free. That is a valid point. I think his intentions were good but it didn't go down well with some in the community. This is now old news but if you really care then do a search.

I think it is reasonable to assume that the paid version is more current, but that is easy to check if you do just a little digging. FWIW I think paying a little to the devs is the appropriate thing to do. YMMV

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Re: Free version or $$$ version ??

I agree, the good work should be rewarded, and 10 bucks is well worth it from what I have read.
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Re: Free version or $$$ version ??

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I agree, the good work should be rewarded, and 10 bucks is well worth it from what I have read.

And with the paid version you can join the OpenCPN Android Forum here.



The free version is not supported by anyone.


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Old 26-06-2018, 06:18   #7
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Re: Free version or $$$ version ??

My apologies Seapop, this popped up in my email as a new thread to read but it didn't tell me which forum it was in. I was the one confused!

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