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From: carl:cybercraft at: 31-Aug-2001 17:50

On 31-Aug-01, Allen Kamp wrote:
> Thoughts/Debate ... > Should View's sound handling and move to the free version?
Yes. This may seem back to front, but I haven't bought View/Pro yet because sound support (and encryption) is only in Pro. I want to be able to distribute the scripts I write without them being crippled for some users. From my point of view, there's no point in adding sound to a script when most users couldn't hear it. As to encryption being in the free version, I'd say it's even more inportant than sound. Privacy and security is very important and not having encryption in all REBOLs will be a turn-off to a lot of people. The reason to buy Pro should be for its ability to link to your standard apps and the like, (and will be in my case), and not to get sound and encryption. Not having them in the free versions makes buying Pro a less attractive option. (IMHO, of course).
> Since > there is a commercial license is there still a need for a View and > View/Pro difference.
I guess there's some people who want the advantages of Pro but are not thinking of using REBOL for commercial purposes, so two products perhaps makes sense in that case. But then, some may use Pro for commercal purposes without getting a licence, but that applies to the free REBOLs too. RT should know by now whether there's good reason to have two versions going by how many of each they've been selling.
> Could sufficient revenue be generate from a commercial use pays > model?
Pass. -- Carl Read