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[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

>>Thanks Maarten, >> >>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 >/View installed??? >
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. :-) -- Paolo Russo [pa--russo--perd--com] _________________ PERD s.r.l. Virtual Technologies for Real Solutions