[REBOL] Re: Why Wiev is still claimed to be free??? (was) Re: Yes, REBOL/Cor
From: pa::russo::perd::com at: 23-May-2001 15:00
>>this is better than a detective story :-)
>>So it seems that /View/Commercial = /View/Pro.
>>This has a lot of sense and it is a lot different from a simple
>>"/View for commercial use".
>>Can we try to recap?
>>1. /Core ==> FREE, but it has to be used ONLY for non commercial purposes;
>>2. /View ==> FREE, but it has to be used ONLY for non commercial purposes;
>>3. /Core/Pro ==> $79 per CPU
>>4. /View/Pro ==> $99 per CPU (but you can have it at a discounted
>>price of $49 for non commercial purposes?)
>Minor missing detail are possible volume discounts, but so far I
>have seen no numbers on them... And possibility to create lesser
>costly /View/Pro based programs with /Runtime ???
Cost for /Command/Core/Runtime were really reasonable on a $1 per copy basis.
Guess they still are.
>>Is this a grid that Joanna can approve, too? ;-)
>Sounds as logical as can be although this price thing is nothing to
>do with my approval.. I have seen plenty other people here being
>confused or totally mistaken by Rebol licensing. I was just first
>individual pointing to fact that some list readers have not read web
>pages lately. I only wish that this scheme would have been explained
>more clearly on Rebol page..
>Less confusion => more happy clients.
>My personal grief (and disappoinment) in this issue is that this
>pricing get this tool quite impossible for me to sell it. I have no
>killer application to show any added value. No way to force-feed
>additional N*100USD cost to client (we are talking small business
>here N would be in single numbers on each company).
>I'll add some lines from my reply to your earlier post.. .. I'll
>save nerves by sending only one mail to ignore :-)
>>Scenario 3: Distributing an open commercial script through Internet
>>$99 per development workstation
>That Scenario 3: will work only IF script users don't do anything
>commercial with your script.. If I make /View script to our company
>use (for configuring remote embedded boxes we manufacture, for
>potentially realistic example) and want to give it to our clients
>(who have purchased and installed those boxes to their clients) they
>all have to buy USD$100/cpu lisences too.
>Unless there is some way to make scripts usable without having full
This could be a /Runtime scenario, but... I think we did a lot of
noise about this "pricing" issue. My experience tells me that RT
listen to sensible opinions and we have to give them just a bit of
time to adjust their aim and their site, if they think they should.
Hopefully, in a short time our doubts will be solved by a quick
glance to the RT's website.
Meanwhile we can go on with our favourite hobby: to suggest RT what
impossible features we ABSOLUTELY want in their next release.
For free, it's obvious. :-)
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