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Red Gate to charge $35 for .NET Reflector
Cambridge, UK, February 2, 2011 - Red Gate Software announced today that it will charge $35 for version 7 of .NET Reflector, scheduled for release in early March.
.NET Reflector is an object browser, decompiler and debugging tool for managed code. Version 7 will be sold as a perpetual license, with no time bomb or forced updates.
The $35 charge is a change in policy from Red Gate's original intention to maintain .NET Reflector as a free tool.
"We provided .NET Reflector without charge for two-and-a-half years, but unfortunately could not make the free model work for us as a commercial company," says Neil Davidson, co-CEO of Red Gate. "Charging this nominal amount – about the price of a tank of gas in the U.S. – will enable us to dedicate a team of developers to make sure that Reflector remains a valuable, up-to-date tool over the long term."
A free version of .NET Reflector will be available for download until the release of version 7 and will continue working until May 30.
"Red Gate has a great innovative culture and realizes the value of Reflector as an essential developer utility," says Jason Haley, a .NET developer and Reflector add-in author. "I think Red Gate will ensure that the tool has a great future."
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