[REBOL] Re: Fw: REBOL/View/Pro licensing
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 15-Sep-2001 14:16
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From: "Ammon Cooke" <[ammoncooke--yahoo--com]>
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2001 12:01 AM
Subject: [REBOL] Re: Fw: REBOL/View/Pro licensing
> Encap has a pretty good lisencing scheme if you ask me. I would try to
> explain it, but Cindy said it pretty good,
> "For Developers who want to write REBOL applications for sale we have
> program that is called the REBOL Alliance. To become a member costs $499
> per year which is used as an advance against a 10% royalty on products
> The Alliance includes a higher level of support, ability to brand your
> product, and an encapsulation program which hides the REBOL API and your
> source code. "
> Now quoting Carl,
> "Joining the Alliance will help in many ways, including the source
> to VID and other modules. You will also have direct access to us through
> REBOL/Express, and joint projects can be done."
Oh well, joining alliance has some advantages, but 499 USD per year? You can
buy QNX dev. seat starting from 500 USD, adn we are talking full fledged
embedded os here ... Source codes to VID? We can print them even now, no? I
would VERY like to know, what does extended support mean, if RT will employ
another ppl, as currently there in NO person working as feedback. We saw
many dissappointing situations, where ppl were left guessing and talking on
ml, when even one single reply from RT would solve the situation. I think
that I am far from being only one, who never got reply from feedback or
something like that. So my question is - what are we going to get for those
500USD, if my company, paying 700 USD for two /Commands, has not get single
reply to fastcgi doc bug? ;-)
And yes, it is serious doubt on my and others side, as RT will hopefully
grow, companies will buy Express etc. Can 5 RT programmers handle all of
that? I would like to hear clear statement here.
1) letting customer to buy rebol products - it's applicable for big
companies, but not small developers, as many of use are. Customers care of
final solution, I can't imagine someone telling customer - hey, to run my
scripts, go and buy Rebol first - or am I missing something here?
2) Royalties - maybe more acceptable, but it reminds me of so much hated
Amiga Inc.'s licensing model ....
So, in regards to 1) and 2) - is there any way to buy RT development package
(e.g. Rebol/Command/View) for some concrete price (final price), and being
able to distribute encapsultated .exes? What is that price, and how is
multiplatform model adressed? I think that many ppl here will be interested
in Rebol as just another tool to VB, Delphi, all of them being able to
produce roylty FREE, executable code, in whatever amount of sold
applications. If RT will not adress similar model - we are doomed ...