Questions on OE Companion Beta
The remaining features will be phased in over a period of a few months. During this time that the software is in a "beta" phase, you are free to use all the features of the software at no charge. We just ask that you provide feedback to help us improve the software.
At some point in the future, once we feel it is ready, we will move from a beta phase into a commerically available phase. At that point, the software will cease to be free, and it will require a monthly fee. Beta testers will receive a discount for an initial period, to ease the transition. Pricing has not been announced yet, but it will be announced before the beta begins.
I hope this helps to answer some of your questions. Please contact us if you have further questions. We will continue to provide additional information as it becomes available.