Hello, at the moment I plan to contribute models and textures I created with my student licensed products to an indie game which is supposed to be released and distributed freely i.e. as soon as it is released everyone will be allowed to download it freely. As far as I understood my license agreement this would befine, because it neither falls under a commercial, profit or professional usage of the software (everyone's working on his freetime on this). While searching this forum I did found a few posts from Autodesk Support Members telling exactly this.
Now the team plans to take donations to pay expenses like website hosting, buying cloud storage and such. While none of the teammembers will get a monitary benefit from this, I worry that this might already fall under a commercial purpose. I would like to have some clarification on this.
Student Licenses are for the sole purpose of the students to practice and use the software while still in school, any other usage beyond this is not within Autodesk's Terms and Agreement.
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