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[REBOL] Re: Distribution

From: ingo:2b1 at: 13-Oct-2003 20:53

Hi Steven, Steven White wrote:
> JN> If application is created with the SDK, Can it be commercially > JN> distributed? That is, can that application be sold? > > Two related questions, if I may: > > 1 of 2: If a person creates an application that requires only the free > version of REBOL/VIEW, and would like to sell the application, is it OK > to include with the application the free version of REBOL/VIEW itself as > a separate item, just to save the customer the trouble of downloading > and installing it himself?
Long, long ago Carl stated that, if you want to distribute the free Version of /View, that's fine, but you would have to send your script RT to be included in the library. I'm not sure this info is still valid, though.
> 2 of 2: If a person sees something in the script library that sparks > an idea, and develops an application based on it, would it be illegal > and/or tasteless to sell that application when some of the key work was > done by someone else who posted it to the script library?
The legal aspect would depend on the scripts copyright. And I expect on the locality of all involved. Morally I'd say it's best to ask, or tell the other, if he already gave permission. Kind regards, Ingo