A new blog post, titled "Is
conda Free?", answers your questions about:
- what is free to use in the conda ecosystem (most everything),
- what parts of that ecosystem may not be free, and
- under what clearly defined circumstances those maybe-not-free parts can still be free after all.
There has been confusion around this since Anaconda introduced its Terms of Service in 2020. I hope the post banishes that confusion (forevermore!). The post is framed as a discussion, introducing why there might be confusion about this topic, and then diving into the details.
Happy reading, and using the conda ecosystem too!
PS: If reading the discussion doesn't grab you then go straight the summary and just pretend you read the whole thing.
PPS: Spoiler alert! ... Yes.