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

From: holger:rebol at: 21-May-2001 13:55

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 personally, 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. If you are unsure then please contact us directly, explain how you intend to use REBOL, and we can work out a proper licensing arrangement. -- Holger Kruse [holger--rebol--com]