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[REBOL] Re: Distribution

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 13-Oct-2003 10:08

Hi Steven, SW> 1 of 2: If a person creates an application that requires only the free SW> version of REBOL/VIEW, and would like to sell the application, is it OK SW> to include with the application the free version of REBOL/VIEW itself as SW> a separate item, just to save the customer the trouble of downloading SW> and installing it himself? That's OK AFAIK. Isn't that how GREBOX works? I would ask for an official answer from RT to make sure you're covered though. SW> 2 of 2: If a person sees something in the script library that sparks SW> an idea, and develops an application based on it, would it be illegal SW> and/or tasteless to sell that application when some of the key work was SW> done by someone else who posted it to the script library? The legality would be based on the copyright and/or license assigned to the entry. If none is given, you're probably safe legally. Taste is a subjective matter. I would talk to the original author in any case. Some people are happy to see their stuff used, others are fine with visible credit, and most probably won't complain about being compensated in some way. :) --Gregg