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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 0:12

----- Original Message ----- From: "Holger Kruse" <[holger--rebol--com]> To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> Sent: Monday, May 21, 2001 10:55 PM Subject: [REBOL] Re: It's NOT Free.. (was) Re: Re: The future of Rebol - achieving critical mass
> On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 09:56:39PM +0200, Paolo Russo wrote: > > ... but... being Dan the kind person he is... he could explain us all > > what Rebol Tech means for "commercial license" exactly, before we > > start the usual infinite thread about the beauty of open-source > > and/or grim prevision about REBOL future and/or... well, you know it > > ;-) > > > > While the business model for /Pro, /Command, /Runtime and /Express is > > quite clear, I find that the concept of "commercial use" of /View and > > /Core is quite foggy and needs to be clarified. > > That's because the concept of "commercial use" in general is rather foggy
> Too many special cases, border cases etc. for a precise wording. > > As a broad rule of thumb: if you use REBOL on a computer you own
> and do not use it to generate any income then it is "personal use". If you > use it within a commercial environment (on a computer at your work place, > on a server in your company etc.) or if you use it in a manner intended > to generate revenue then it is "commercial use". There are exceptions
though. So it has changed though. I remember the message announcing free redistribution of Core and View even for commercial purposes. View coming out of beta seems to change it ... so now we lost free Rebol product, which can be used for any purpose ... the licencing policy seems to be too strict here. I use /Core for few scripts at my work, mostly some website checking, not so necessary, but I created them because I simply like the language. If I would tell my friends the base of Rebol - /Core is not free, I would have some problems, cause too many other free tools can be found around ... While I bought /Pro license key and am thinking about try to push buying /Command at our company, I still would found commercial use of /Core for free as good signal to computing community ... (runtime doesn't solve it ... - Core is great network capable kind of "shell") -pekr-