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

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 22-May-2001 0:41

----- Original Message ----- From: "GS Jones" <[gjones05--mail--orion--org]> To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 12:11 AM Subject: [REBOL] Re: It's NOT Free.. (was) Re: Re: The future of Rebol - achieving critical mass
> From: "Holger Kruse" > > As a broad rule of thumb: if you use REBOL on a computer you own > personally, > > and do not use it to generate any income then it is "personal use". If > you > > use it within a commercial environment (on a computer at your work > place, > > on a server in your company etc.) or if you use it in a manner > intended > > to generate revenue then it is "commercial use". There are exceptions > though. > > > > If you are unsure then please contact us directly, explain how you > intend to > > use REBOL, and we can work out a proper licensing arrangement. > > Oh, I think I now know the sound of one hand clapping. > > The lead-in on the main page says, "REBOL/View is Free. Upgrade to Pro > for Only $49." This link clicks through to a page where it says, > "REBOL/View - Free - Downloads in seconds." Only further down the page > is there a pronouncement that it may not really be free. This method of > lead-in is misleading. It is likely unintentional, but it is > misleading, in my opinion. I guess Joanna was closer to being right > this morning. Sorry, Joanna.
You are right - it's not too good. Free means free, dot. If someone wants more advanced features - buy /Pro. If someone wants special bundle - contact RT for special license. The simpler the licensing policy is - the better. I am not sure if Holger's explanation of blurred borders of commercial usage helps us. If I would use only one script on my local machine at my work for just one single function - it is still commercial application. It will be VERY hard to fight here against other available solutions. I remember my friend taking one magazine CD and installing Apache + PHP under Windows. I told him to use /Core. Although he doesn't like functional languages, he gave it a try ... but if I should tell him we should pay some 79 USD, he wouldn't probably even looked into it ... -pekr-