[REBOL] Re: It's NOT Free.. (was) Re: Re: The future of Rebol - achieving critic
From: mtiefert:certicom at: 21-May-2001 16:31
(First, forgive the Lotus Notes format - that's all I've got at work...)
I think the problem is, that the grey area between your Ford and
amateur-astronomy examples is too large:
- What if I want to use a REBOL emailer instead of or in addition to Lotus
Notes at work (because I hate Lotus Notes)? This benefits me personally, but is
neutral as far as the company is concerned. Is this noncommercial?
- What if I have a few files to manage (say intranet server logs to roll over,
or my own list of documentation-projects-in-progress to manage)? I could do it
by hand, I could do it with a shell or Perl script, or I could (because I want
to learn Rebol and improve my Rebol skills) use Rebol. The company doesn't care.
Is this commercial?
Carl Sassenrath <[carl--rebol--com]> on 05/21/2001 04:10:57 PM
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Subject: [REBOL] Re: It's NOT Free.. (was) Re: Re: The future of Rebol -
achieving critical mass
No, it's been around for a while. We just decided to stress it more.
Why is this a bad idea? Please explain.
Did you pay for your computer and monitor for your business?
Why not pay for software used for your business?
Why must software be free of charge?
I am open to discussing the licensing model.
I am not open to the Bank of America using our software for free.