[REBOL] Fw: REBOL/View/Pro licensing
From: ptretter::charter::net at: 14-Sep-2001 14:30
Some licensing clarification for you developers. I responded to Cindy expressing my
dissatisfaction with the current licensing model in favor of ENCAP for the same price.
I had already bought a personal edition of /Pro and paid the extra $99 for commercial
distribution only to learn that if I create a "killer app" that I have to tell the buyer
that they must go to RT's website and purchase /Pro. What does that mean? It means
I must sell my products at a lower price to remain competitive.
I must inconvience buyers by directing them to purchase /Pro for unlocking the /Pro features
of my scripts in addition to purchasing my script.
What would be the fix - just provide ENCAP to those people purchasing commercial licenses.
Its simple, I don't think I will get a good answer for why that isn't the case. I would
rather pass the cost of each encapsulated application that I sell onto the buyer than
to inconvience them this way.
----- Original Message -----
From: Cindy Sassenrath
To: Paul Tretter
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: REBOL/View/Pro licensing
The REBOL/View/Pro license you bought is for your own commercial use, not a distribution
The "key" is what unlocks the PRO features. If your application does not require any
of the PRO features, you could sell you application and send a copy of View with it.
If your application does require the PRO features then your customers would need a copy
of View/Pro. This can be accomplished by either requiring them to purchase a copy or
by signing up for our REBOL Royalty program. This program costs $499 per year which
is an advance against a 10% royalty on your gross receipts less transaction fees. This
allows developers to "give away" evaluation copies of their products and owe us nothing
until they make sales. This program gives you a copy of our Encap product that allows
you to encapsulate your scripts and REBOL/View/Pro into a single binary protecting your
source code and making installation easy. The contract requires that the REBOL API not
be accessible through your script.
I hope this clears up any confusion. Please let me know if you have any further questions.
REBOL Sales Support
At 01:01 PM 9/14/01 -0500, you wrote:
I have a question regarding the commercial licensing of REBOL/PRO. I purchased a commercial
license today. The licensing text says that I cannot distribute the "key" with the any
software. My question is how am I able to sell my software and unlock the features of
my scripts to the people I distribute the software to? In other words will each buyer
of my scripts be required to "purchase" REBOL/Pro? If so, then I'm not sure I needed
to buy a commercial license. Please clarify the position on this as I am very confused
and would like to "earn", as you do, profits from the programming I do without inconvenience
to others that would like to buy my scripts by telling them they must also purchase REBOL/PRO
themselves. How is that accomplished?