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[REBOL] Re: It's NOT Free.. (was) Re: Re: The future of Rebol - achieving criti

From: belymt:saunalahti:fi at: 22-May-2001 1:03

Looks like that new license was kind a big suprise to many list readers. I'm happy I found about these new restrictions before I spend more time to learn this and trying to get it used on our system. (Although I allready ordered copy of 'Rebol for Dummies' book that I have not yet received.. Perhaps I use this language on home sometime..) At 12:15 21.5.2001 -0500, you wrote:
>From: "Joanna Kurki" > > > > > The basics (/Core and /View) ARE free. > > > > They are free only on personal, non profit use.. > > > > See http://www.rebol.com/products.html > > Rebol/view "Price: Free for non-commercial use. > > Commercial licenses are $99 per CPU. " > > Rebol/core "Price: Free for non-commercial use. > > Commercial licenses are $79 per CPU."
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> > But that pricing scheme is too high for me to > > sell my boss and clients.. > > Sorry. ;-( > >Hi, Joanna, >If you are looking at larger scale distribution, perhaps you should >contact REBOL Technologies about your plan and get a real quote. There >is a chance that you may be misinterpreting the idea behind the >licensing scheme. Th price of an email asking them about your specific >ideas is "free"! You may be surprised.
I'm allready surprised.. but not so positively. I can't use it to help my (or other Co-workers) jobs because it will be 'commercial', I can't send small host-independent scripts to our clients cause it's commercial..
>BTW, I still like your version of the pdf generation idea. >--Scott Jones
Making it in Rebol or my current hack (with free Unix tools)? At least hack worked and it did not require any costly licenses.. (there are two pdf -writer libraries available for PHP.. but both had similar (and even more expensive) licenses.. ) Joanna PS: In case anyone wonders why I'm so cynical on this issue.. I have been mp3.com artist (making some kind of music in free time) and I have learned a lot about legalities and American company ethics in last 6 months. :-( PS2: I'm not against payments or licenses etc.. But I'm against changing the rules on the way.. I understand Rebol people needs to make money on selling Rebol but IMHO you are taking quite a big risk here...