[REBOL] Re: Why Wiev is still claimed to be free??? (was) Re: Yes, REBOL/Core
From: pa:russo:perd at: 23-May-2001 10:04
>I dont see it as a lie, but I do see it as misleading for commercial
>customers. I would be put off. I think it should be changed, or a
>least a footnote added.
>Consider that however you interpet it, it can be construed as a lie,
>or misleading to others. Bad for credibility. Bad first impression.
I agree with Ryan, Holger.
Thanks to your extensive explanation now I can understand your price
policy quite well and I can share most of it, but _ONLY_ thanks to
your extensive explanations. REBOL's site is a mess from this point
of view. Misunderstandings are really easy and the ambiguity of
message will scare off most corporate guys.
I'd be scared off, if I had not known you quite well.
For example, you explained us that the $79 license fee is intended
for the soon-to-release /Core/Pro. Now I know it. But how can I guess
it from your site?
Again, "$99 per CPU, contact us" is a far different message from
single license for commercial use $99, discounts on multiple
licenses, contact us
. IMHO the first is targeted ONLY to corporate
realities, the second is smoother.
Another one: how much it costs the /View/Pro commercial license? $99+49?
These are all details, but it's the overall impression that is quite confusing.
Consider it: I'm trying to promote REBOL actively and I will try NOT
to show your site to potential users in order to better achieve my
goal. Perhaps I'm excessive and I'm wrong, but this is the feedback I
think I have to give you in good faith. Technically speaking, I
consider REBOL a quantum leap. I DO WANT it to be a success.
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