[REBOL] Re: It's NOT Free.. (was) Re: Re: The future of Rebol - achieving criti
From: belymt:saunalahti:fi at: 22-May-2001 11:50
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
>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..
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 www.rebol.com along with my scripts?
> > PS2: I'm not against payments or licenses etc.. But I'm against
> > the rules on the way.. I understand Rebol people needs to make money
> > selling Rebol but IMHO you are taking quite a big risk here...
>Yes, you are (shall I say it again, yes, I will) right, again.
>Joanna, have I mentioned that you are right, recently? Thanks for
>brining this issue to light, as I believe there are many surprised list
>members at this junture.
I just hope this is not coming to be similar farce than on mp3.com.. They
have been running out of money lately and therefore they must screw up
their users to protect inverstors profits. In last 4 months they have
invented new rules on monthly basis.. Each time finding a new way to get
more money from artists wishing to give their music away freely.