[REBOL] Re: Upcoming /View and /View/Pro
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 5-Apr-2001 20:36
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From: "Holger Kruse" <[holger--rebol--com]>
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2001 5:39 PM
Subject: [REBOL] Re: Upcoming /View and /View/Pro
> Some clarifications, based on our current plans. Please keep in mind
> that licensing conditions are always subject to change.
> On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 06:22:58AM -0500, GS Jones wrote:
> > The website refers to /View as being for personal use, and, thereby, not
> > redistributable.
> No, that is not what it means. View and View/Pro will both be freely
> downloadable and redistributable. After downloading, View/Pro initially
> behaves just like View, i.e. the advanced features (Shell, Library and
> Encryption) are not available. To be able to use these features you need
> to buy a separate license key from us that unlocks those features. We
> will try to make this as easy and quick as possible, with a "turnaround
> time" from online ordering of the license key to email delivery within
> just a few minutes.
> The only restriction on distribution with View/Pro is that it contains
> encryption code and that redistribution therefore has to comply with
> legal restrictions regarding the use, redistribution and export of
> encryption code. It is the responsibility of the person redistributing
> View/Pro to ensure compliance.
> The phrase "single user license for personal use only" refers to two
> 1. The license agreement for View and View/Pro. The current versions of
> View and View/Pro along with their licenses and pricing are intended for
> individuals, in non-commercial environments. Use in commercial
> requires separate licensing from us, at different conditions.
> 2. The personalized View/Pro license key. That key is not transferable,
> assignable or redistributable.
> If you would like to redistribute View or View/Pro along with a script
> you have written then you have the following options:
> 1. Your script only needs View, not View/Pro, and you do not mind other
> people seeing your code: Just distribute View and your script. No
> 2. Your script only needs View, but you would like to keep your script
> secret: You need View Runtime. No information on pricing or release date
> 3. Your script needs View/Pro, you do not mind other people seeing
> your code, and you do not want to pay for Runtime: Distribute
> View/Pro and your script, but without your license key. In order for
> users to be able to run your script they first need to buy a
> personalized license key from us for View/Pro. Until they obtain the
> license key their copy of View/Pro will only have View features, so
> your script may not work correctly.
> 4. Your script needs View/Pro and you want to keep it secret or you
> want users to be able to run it without having to obtain their own
> license first: You need View/Pro Runtime. No information on pricing
> or release date yet.
Those are not all the options. What about following one group of conditions?
- I am not interested in hiding my code from the eyes of users = no runtime
- I want them to use /Pro capabilities
- I don't want them to bother with downloading/unlocking their View/Pro distribution
of unlocked View/Pro with granted licence to user
Few possible solutions/questions arise. Could you please comment?
- will it be possible to distribute unlocked View/Pro along with my scripts
(=no runtime), with licence granted to the user?
- if RT feels I am asking too much of openess, maybe it would be possible to
grant special kind of licence, locking such product combination to certain
device/area of usage?
- One other question - what will be pricing for corporate sphere?