ColdFusion 8 is now free for Educators.. but… you can’t use it on a production server. Oh well – good start though. It follows the Flex free for Educators program: https://freeriatools.adobe.com/
I’m still going through the conditions, but presumably this means I can use a development server in house with no 3 IP limitations – definitely a step forward.
It always felt painful as an a higher education department to think about having to buy twice the licenses just to power our in house dev server.
Adobe – go the whole hog! Release CF (and while you’re at it) the whole of Creative Suite free for educational use! You know you want to…go on go on go on etc.. I know, I’m dreaming.