[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."
> > But that pricing scheme is too high for me to
> > sell my boss and clients..
> > Sorry. ;-(
>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.
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.. )
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...