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    Tobias Dausend
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Opened by Jean Louis - 08/06/2018
Last edited by Tobias Dausend - 20/01/2022

FS#895 - [freecad] Steering users towards non-free software

Description: FreeCAD may be free software, yet its features are steering users towards non-free software. It is asking for Teigha File Converter which is proprietary software, and it is asking for the path in order to enable the option import/export.

Additional info:

* package version: community/freecad 0.16-9

Steps to reproduce:

After attempt to open the DWF/DXF file FreeCad is to request the Teigha File Converter which is proprietary software.

Under the menu Edit → Preferences → Import/Export → DWG, one can see the request to enter the path to Teigha File Converter.

Teigha File Converter with proprietary license

FreeCAD requesting the path to Teigha File Converter

Closed by  Tobias Dausend
20.01.2022 01:57
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  

No longer part of Hyperbola 0.4

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