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[REBOL] Re: It's NOT Free.. (was) Re: Re: The future of Rebol - achieving critic

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 22-May-2001 11:01

Joanna Kurki wrote:
> At 17:26 21.5.2001 -0500, you wrote: > >From: "Joanna Kurki" > > > Looks like that new license was kind a big suprise to many list > >readers. > > > >Yes, you are right. > > And I hate it! > > Sometimes it nice to be right.. This time it's not. > > I still belive Rebol could be useful and nice addition but this licensing > nearly kills it on my eyes.. I have yet seen full power of Rebol in action > so I have not this enthusiasm to it.. > > I was hoping Rebol/View to be distributed to some windows/linux-X PC:s > (just guesses. 20 machines, and five of them in house rest on clients) as a > platform for scripts to communicate with our ethernet-connected sbc's (like > our lon-gateway.. accessing lon data via ethernet using UDP.. Our systems > allow remote configuration and OS-/application updates). > > But 20 lisences.. with that price I could purchase both Delphi6 and Kylix > (= Linux equvalent), make single source tree and distribute executables > freely .. (no, I don't really like Pascal-- but what else there are? Java.. > nah..) >
Wait a minute, please. If you don't need Rebol/View or /Core on each machine (I mean the whole scripting environment), you can just buy Rebol Runtime and distribute your app (in .exe form) for 1 USD per copy .... And this is fairly acceptable imo.
> It's not only the money.. It's hassle.. I'm not sure how this licensing is > supposed to handle.. Do I haveto take care of it (and sell those scripts > over 100usd per seat to cover lisensing fees) or am I just going to give > our clients link to along with my scripts?
You could tell your clients to download /View for their "personal" use, but it's very bad example of your business model then :-) Cheers, -pekr-