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[REBOL] Re: Fw: REBOL/View/Pro licensing

From: ammoncooke:y:ahoo at: 14-Sep-2001 15:01

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 a 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 sold. 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 code to VID and other modules. You will also have direct access to us through REBOL/Express, and joint projects can be done." To me that is a great value, & I am running for it! Enjoy!! Ammon ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Tretter" <[ptretter--charter--net]> To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 12:30 PM Subject: [REBOL] Fw: REBOL/View/Pro licensing
> Some licensing clarification for you developers. I responded to Cindy
expressing my dissatisfaction with the current licensing model in favor of ENCAP for the same price. I had already bought a personal edition of /Pro and paid the extra $99 for commercial distribution only to learn that if I create a "killer app" that I have to tell the buyer that they must go to RT's website and purchase /Pro. What does that mean? It means the following:
> I must sell my products at a lower price to remain competitive. > I must inconvience buyers by directing them to purchase /Pro for
unlocking the /Pro features of my scripts in addition to purchasing my script.
> What would be the fix - just provide ENCAP to those people purchasing
commercial licenses. Its simple, I don't think I will get a good answer for why that isn't the case. I would rather pass the cost of each encapsulated application that I sell onto the buyer than to inconvience them this way.
> > Paul Tretter > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Cindy Sassenrath > To: Paul Tretter > Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 2:02 PM > Subject: Re: REBOL/View/Pro licensing > > Hi Paul, > > The REBOL/View/Pro license you bought is for your own commercial use, not
a distribution license.
> The "key" is what unlocks the PRO features. If your application does not
require any of the PRO features, you could sell you application and send a copy of View with it.
> If your application does require the PRO features then your customers
would need a copy of View/Pro. This can be accomplished by either requiring them to purchase a copy or by signing up for our REBOL Royalty program. This program costs $499 per year which is an advance against a 10% royalty on your gross receipts less transaction fees. This allows developers to give away evaluation copies of their products and owe us nothing until they make sales. This program gives you a copy of our Encap product that allows you to encapsulate your scripts and REBOL/View/Pro into a single binary protecting your source code and making installation easy. The contract requires that the REBOL API not be accessible through your script.
> I hope this clears up any confusion. Please let me know if you have any
further questions.
> Sincerely, > > Cindy Sassenrath > REBOL Sales Support > > At 01:01 PM 9/14/01 -0500, you wrote: > > Hi Cindy, > > I have a question regarding the commercial licensing of REBOL/PRO. I
purchased a commercial license today. The licensing text says that I cannot distribute the "key" with the any software. My question is how am I able to sell my software and unlock the features of my scripts to the people I distribute the software to? In other words will each buyer of my scripts be required to "purchase" REBOL/Pro? If so, then I'm not sure I needed to buy a commercial license. Please clarify the position on this as I am very confused and would like to "earn", as you do, profits from the programming I do without inconvenience to others that would like to buy my scripts by telling them they must also purchase REBOL/PRO themselves. How is that accomplished?