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[REBOL] Re: Upcoming /View and /View/Pro

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 5-Apr-2001 20:36

----- Original Message ----- From: "Holger Kruse" <[holger--rebol--com]> To: <[rebol-list--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 > issues: > > 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 > restrictions. > > 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 > yet. > > 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? Thanks, -pekr-