[REBOL] Re: SDK
From: lennart:nylen:biz at: 12-Dec-2002 13:55
2002-12-12 13:18:22, Rod Gaither <[rgaither--triad--rr--com]> wrote:
Hey there Rod,
>>> Restricted Distribution. The programs created as the output of
>>> with this product have restricted distribution rights. Programs
>>> created by this product cannot be sold, bundled, or distributed
>>> as part of any product without a separate commercial
>>> distribution license from REBOL Technologies.
>>> Maybe this does not really apply to freeware, what do you think?
>>> Anyone talked to Cindy about this yet?
>> Yes, I have and yes, it does. Hence my original comment.
>Does it cost anything or just require a license?
Cindy told me it required a license that cost $499 up front and than
an additional 10% on whatever you make from the distributed programs
(which of course is best represented by a pointer to NULL when it
comes to Freeware).
>Seems to me the earlier licensing was a percentage based on
>income so freeware wouldn't owe any royalties.
Correct, but you have to pay $499 anyway.
>I vaguely remember some discussions about why you would
>need encap for freeware in the first place but I would like it not
>to protect my code as much as to package the result into an
>easy to use .exe file.
No matter the reasons one might have, it's either paying $499 or
distributing your code as is.
For the sake of completeness I'll summarize the various costs.
* SDK without /Command but capable of encapping apps with View/Pro
capabilities: $299, at the moment on sale for $249.
* SDK with /command: $499
* Student discount (if you happen to be one and can prove it): 10% of
the product price.
* Royalty agreement: $499 up front and 10% of whatever you make.
Actually, I'd like to see some flexibility when it comes to the last
part. Perhaps it could be possible to pay nothing, but instead
agreeing to give RT a higher percentage IF you actually make any
money. <- This would cater for us "freeware" proplr. Also, one could
be able to pay a larger amount up front, thus decreasing the
percentage RT gets. Thus, high initial investment <-> low percentage,
low initla investment <-> high percentage.
I don't think RT would lose on it, on the contrary I believe more
would buy the SDK. As it stands now, the royalty thingy is a
dealbreaker as far as I'm concerned.
/Lennart Fridén ([lennart--nylen--biz])
The World is not sane so why should I be?