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[REBOL] Re: Why Wiev is still claimed to be free??? (was) Re: Yes, REBOL/Core

From: belymt:saunalahti:fi at: 23-May-2001 14:26

>Thanks Maarten, > >this is better than a detective story :-) > >So it seems that /View/Commercial = /View/Pro. >This has a lot of sense and it is a lot different from a simple "/View for >commercial use". >Can we try to recap? > >1. /Core ==> FREE, but it has to be used ONLY for non commercial purposes; >2. /View ==> FREE, but it has to be used ONLY for non commercial purposes; >3. /Core/Pro ==> $79 per CPU >4. /View/Pro ==> $99 per CPU (but you can have it at a discounted price of >$49 for non commercial purposes?)
Minor missing detail are possible volume discounts, but so far I have seen no numbers on them... And possibility to create lesser costly /View/Pro based programs with /Runtime ???
>Is this a grid that Joanna can approve, too? ;-)
Sounds as logical as can be although this price thing is nothing to do with my approval.. I have seen plenty other people here being confused or totally mistaken by Rebol licensing. I was just first individual pointing to fact that some list readers have not read web pages lately. I only wish that this scheme would have been explained more clearly on Rebol page.. Less confusion => more happy clients. My personal grief (and disappoinment) in this issue is that this pricing get this tool quite impossible for me to sell it. I have no killer application to show any added value. No way to force-feed additional N*100USD cost to client (we are talking small business here N would be in single numbers on each company). I'll add some lines from my reply to your earlier post.. .. I'll save nerves by sending only one mail to ignore :-)
>Scenario 3: Distributing an open commercial script through Internet >$99 per development workstation
That Scenario 3: will work only IF script users don't do anything commercial with your script.. If I make /View script to our company use (for configuring remote embedded boxes we manufacture, for potentially realistic example) and want to give it to our clients (who have purchased and installed those boxes to their clients) they all have to buy USD$100/cpu lisences too. Unless there is some way to make scripts usable without having full /View installed???
>In some case the price is near to Lotus Notes one, but the TCO (Total Cost >of Ownership) should be just a fraction.
Personally I have never used Notes so I can't see what value it gives (except nice name) against it's high price.. Same problem now with Rebol.. It's not absolutely the money.. (hey. I have DVD player on my pc) It's about getting a reason to spend (and ask others in company and our clients to spend) it to this particular item. Joanna