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From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 13-Dec-2002 9:08

Ammon Johnson wrote:
>Hi, > > I don't know about that. RT seems pretty intent on sticking to their >current licensing model. I guess they think that if their product is good >enough, people will willingly abandon the more traditional licensing models >that allowed computers to become as mainstream as they are now. I have to >note, though, that their model is similar to that which killed the Amiga and >other such platforms, and was a model which was rejected at the dawn of the >information age. Either way, I'm with RT anyways. I have yet to find out >if they're right or not, but Carl seems to rarely be wrong. And maybe that >licensing scheme was years ahead of its time just like the rest of Carl's >ideas. ;-) >
Hmm, we all know Carl is technology folk, but are you suggesting they don't need marketing person? ;-) Each role is important in company and Carl can't have enough time to take care of all roles in his company, unless his company is 1 to few persons in size. What is the purpose of being strict? Does such strictness really help RT to grow? You have to be really sensitive and offer open-minded solution even to area like licensing model. RT already IS sensitive in some regard - they do offer discounts for educational area. But - it may not be enough. Maybe there are some developers, who really can't affort to buy SDK, but would like to do some interesting project using REBOL. RT has to choose, if they cut them off or they support them with some special kind of license, etc. Remember - even one single project can drag attention of new audience, which in turn, can bring RT a lot more brighter future, than sticking to some licensing scheme. We should always ask ourselved - In the end - do we benefit from it? -pekr-