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From: rgaither:triad:rr at: 12-Dec-2002 18:44

Hi Carl,
>> Overall I agree with Carl Read that the pricing is good from the >> commercial perspective. I am very happy that RT listened to us >> on the multiple platform pricing. > > Yes, assuming multiple platforms means more than two eventually. > (Given Carl Sassenrath's recent positive comments on BeOS, I think we > can take that as read, however.)
I meant the discount for versions of the SDK on more than one platform, which even with only Windows and Linux for now is a price break from the old way.
> But, $499 a year to be allowed to distribute freeware encapped apps? > That sounds like a way to prevent developers getting out of paying > the $499 by saying "Our apps are free - what you're buying is our > support".
Could be but I doubt it. I think the royalty plan with an advance (the $499) was aimed at covering some costs even if no sales happened and some increased access to product support and services. Thanks, Rod. Rod Gaither [rgaither--triad--rr--com] Oak Ridge, NC USA