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The current licensing cost is advertised on the website. The client only has to pay the licensing costs. There are not any maintenance or hidden costs in addition to the license.
RapidMiner is adopting the same principle that SPSS has used, which makes it cheap or free at the university. When people graduate and go out to work in the industry, they are already familiar with the tool. Although we don't pay licensing fees because it is being used within the university, my understanding is that the cost is between $5,000 and $10,000 USD per year.
Within the company, we have about seven user licenses. When it comes to clients, they typically only have one license, which is more than enough for their use.
I have been using the educational version.
I used an educational license for this solution, which is available free of charge.