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

From: chrismorency:videotron:ca at: 21-May-2001 21:20

Hi, This may not be the best idea for a business model, considering I haven't given a lot of thoughts and I usually don't bother myself thinking about Business model or license ;), but it would simplify a lot of things : How about a licensing model based on a percentage ? For instance, let's say that a company write a software completely developped using Rebol Technologies (ie 100%), then 10% (just an idea) from what this company receives with this software must be sent to Rebol Technologies for "further research and development" ! And the use of Rebol in the system is a third-way contract : Client/Developper/Rebol Technologies... then all three parts acknowledge the use of Rebol for this particular task. If the software's functionalities are partly written in C++ and Rebol. Let's say 25% Rebol and 75% C++, then 10% (same idea) of 25% from what this company receives with this software is sent to RT. In the case a RT-developped software is written for internal business, the company could offer a % of their income or an amount equals to what Rebol helps them achieve to help RT further research and development, this can even be an advantage since they might get taxes reduction ;) If the software developped is freeware/shareware, then RT gets only publicity and almost no $ or a very small % ;) Because AFAIK, according to the new license, if I distribute a script in Rebol, all of my eventual users would have to pay 99$ to run it under rebol/view !!! In the case of the Bank of America, I'm sure RT would be interested in getting a % instead of a fixed price ;) In this kind of system, RT becomes more of a researh and development center ... best, Chris