[REBOL] Re: Yes, REBOL/Core is still free
From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 22-May-2001 11:36
Lots of snipping...
Holger Kruse wrote:
> 1. Core licensing status
> Core 2.5 has been released with a specific license. This license is still in effect,
> and you can keep using Core 2.5 with that license. The license does not have any
> expiration. Yes, there is now a DIFFERENT license available for Core, a commercial
> license for US$ 79.00, but this does not invalidate any existing licenses. As a rule,
> when there are several licensing options for a product then you can choose which one
> you want.
This works for me.
> 2. About Core remaining "free"
Good to here...
> 3. What it means for something to be "free"
> 4. Free software
I didn't read your whole thing here, but I agree that free (free free, not commercial
free, and not free from commercials) software movement can be a bit
zealous. I havent heard too many of these guys on the list in a while though.
> These are NOT the only options. In addition to bulk discounts there is also
> Runtime licensing (with per-client payments or with a one-time payment for
> unlimited client licenses). There may be other options as well, such as educational
> licensing, support agreements and consulting agreements. We are also very interested
> in knowing what REBOL is used for in companies, and in some cases joint ventures and/or
> joint press releases may be interesting for everyone involved. If you are interested
> in licensing REBOL please talk to us and explain what you want to do. We may be able
> to work out a solution that is even better for everyone's business than just plain
> "free of charge" would be :-).
> Holger Kruse
I will keep it mind, keep up the good work.