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M4 Licence Clarification
« on: September 04, 2016, 05:16:36 AM »
Hi All,
can someone clarify the M4Hobby licence situation.

From the Artsoft site I read and understand that a licence is issued to a uniquely
indentified machine.

One of the posts in this forum suggested that a max of five licences can be active.

What I really need to know is whether it is permissible to have two active copies,
one on my machine controller and another on my laptop for test/development
purposes but not actually running a machine?

Craig
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Re: M4 Licence Clarification
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 06:15:08 AM »
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What I really need to know is whether it is permissible to have two active copies,
one on my machine controller and another on my laptop for test/development
purposes but not actually running a machine?

That is just fine (It's exactly what I do  ;)).

Tweakie.
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Re: M4 Licence Clarification
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2016, 06:20:50 AM »
From the NF site

*Annual and Lifetime License Creation Limits

Non-commercial users (aka hobbyists) are permitted to use one Mach purchase for multiple machines. For commercial users (anybody who uses the software to generate profit), we require a separate license purchase for each machine.

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Re: M4 Licence Clarification
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2016, 02:23:12 PM »
Hi guys,
Kool!

Craig
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Re: M4 Licence Clarification
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2016, 02:51:56 AM »
Hi All,
just bought a licence for M4 and just to dip my toe in the water Darwin...

Craig
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Re: M4 Licence Clarification
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2016, 03:03:00 AM »
Hi All,
just bought a licence for M4 and just to dip my toe in the water Darwin...

Craig

Now the fun begins  ;)

Tweakie.
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Re: M4 Licence Clarification
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2016, 03:11:38 AM »
Hi Tweakie,
the syntax examples I've seen of Lua look very much like C/C++ data structures.
If that is the case then there is a learning curve but the versatility and robustness
of the result will be worth the effort.

Aside from anything else every sale of M4 allows the software guys to advance the product
and my estimate from the demo is that where M3 is great M4 is going to be #$#@ing amazing!

Craig
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