We use TDM currently for our Open Source efforts here at WebReach. I’ve used Erwin and ERStudio in the past. I switched to TDM for it’s support of open source databases.
Our most popular OSS product is Mirth, a Healthcare Messaging middleware product. We are also involved in several other collaborative efforts with other open source developers (OpenMRS for instance). I’d love to have the ability to suggest to folks on these other projects that they use TDM when the projects require an ER Diagramming aspect. I really can’t suggest using a product that requires a license be purchased.
We already use great products like Jira and Confluence. Primarily because they’re great, but also, these products allow a qualified ‘open source’ license upon request, if someone can show that they are legitimately creating open source products. If so, then the the licensing fee is waived.
My question to Quest is: do you have an existing policy for using TDM (or any other Quest products) license free for Open Source projects?