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

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 23-May-2001 6:17

Volker Nitsch wrote:
> In a way /view-license is like Holgers open-source example: > you try it, you need to use your prototype for 1.0 > - opsala, thats a hit! > > using open source means you have to open your source - > can be expressed in money. > > Using view means doing stuff usually done with browsers. > At least this is the first impression > - free and mighty as in »browser«, easy as in »rebol«: the REB. > Then you have to equip each visitor with a $100-viewer suddenly. that > hurts.
Yes, you are right - the price is high enough to reach Lotus Notes licenses in our company, and you simply can't compare both products ... But then maybe your users could use View just for "personal" use? ;-)
> Runtime? $1/visitor * millions because of /.dotting - uncalculable. > And download size ways to big without recycling > (download runtime once ok, but for each 4k-script? hm. Java looks > small.)
I don't know how Runtime works, but wouldn't it be possible to add some decryption mechanism (small script) into your Runtime app, and then distribute your apps in form of compressed, encrypted "binaries"? -pekr-