[ALLY] Re: /View/Pro licensing
From: holger:rebol at: 12-Apr-2001 15:22
On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 08:55:11PM -0500, Paul Tretter wrote:
> I just need some clarification on the licensing. I want to make this purchase however:
> Does the current /View license agreement remain intact if the license for /View/Pro
> Also, could we clarifiy the word commercial as stated: Does commerical mean that we
cannot use this product for "corporate use in a production or other environment"?
Defining "commercial use" is very difficult, because you can always come up with border
cases. The idea is that /Pro versions are intended for personal use. If you would like
use /Pro versions commercially within corporate environments (in particular on servers,
multi-user setups or with scripted setups) then you should contact REBOL Technologies
directly regarding licensing.
> Or what if I want to build a product with /Pro and generate sales on that product?
Do you mean by "build a product with /Pro" that you are writing a script for /Pro and
then intend to sell the script, along with /Pro ?
No problem as long as you are distributing /Pro without a license key, i.e. if your
script does not use any of the additional /Pro features or if you require your customers
to license /Pro separately.
If your script does require /Pro features, i.e. does not work without a license key,
you would have to obtain /Pro Runtime from us (available shortly, no pricing yet, sorry).
> Also, the license seems to make no provisions for support of the product being sold
rather inclusive or exclusive. This means I could require support for this product if
bought and paid for correct?
I am not sure I fully understand your question. For /Pro as a consumer product we provide
normal consumer support, i.e. [feedback--rebol--com], mailing lists, web site updates etc.
This is not commercial support with 24/7 1-800 numbers, guaranteed turnaround times on
requests etc. More comprehensive support is available for those products which are
targetted at commercial markets, i.e. /Command and /Express. If you are interested in
licensing /Pro for commercial use with commercial support then please contact us directly.
> I dont want to sound negative about this but evaluation the proper purchasing decision
here. Seems that commercial (if what I think your implying) then we might have to pay
for runtime capabilities on top of the commercial license fees also?
/Pro Runtime will allow you to redistribute /Pro with an encapsulated script in such
way that users do not have to individually obtain a license key from us in order to
run your script. If your script works without a license key (using only View features)
then you can redistribute the script along with /Pro (without a license key) without
obtaining /Pro Runtime license from us.
> Money is burning a hole in my pocket.
I wish I had that problem :)