Rugby back to BSD license: with an explanation
[1/5] from: m::koopmans2::chello::nl at: 19-Jan-2002 15:02
All, Thank you for your comments / support. I changed Rugby back to the BSD license, and it will be that way forever. Why? I feel Rugby is good, it is better than I expected that I could do in some ways. However.... it is not (nor will it be) my primary source of income. So I like it better if it is widely used. I hope it will open up possibilities for other people to do things they now find too hard or unimaginable. Even commercially. That will make some things better in some ways, which is a good (and sometimes) necessary thing. My original reason for the BSD license (and my great example) was the TCP/IP stack. With the GPL it would have been harder to get that far, with a proprietary license as well , I think (if you disagree, please do that in silence ;-) So it is back under BSD, but I added a donation option. If you feel it has done something for you, feel free to give whatever it was worth to you. And an email will do as well as some $$$ (although that has benefits as well ;-). Spread the word, enter the Rebolution. Let's play Rugby. --Maarten
[2/5] from: rebol665:ifrance at: 19-Jan-2002 15:38
Hi, Maarten Very nice gesture. Rugby is a fine piece of code. The way it has been made available to the Rebol community is a model for many Rebolers and the mark of a noble heart. Patrick
[3/5] from: m:koopmans2:chello:nl at: 19-Jan-2002 16:39
Thanks, OTOH: we are back at the same place we were last week, but now with a donate button. I caused too much trouble for that. (that was self-criticism, folks!) --Maarten
[4/5] from: greggirwin:mindspring at: 19-Jan-2002 9:25
Thank you Maarten, << I hope it will open up possibilities for other people to do things they now find too hard or unimaginable. >> It already has for me. :) To everyone else (myself included at the top of that list), since Maarten has seen fit to make us all the beneficiary's of his good work, let's try to remember that. If, and when, he should ever request assistance (e.g. for documentation, examples, or testing), let's not forget how much time and effort his has given to us. --Gregg
[5/5] from: brett:codeconscious at: 20-Jan-2002 11:58
> Thank you for your comments / support. > I changed Rugby back to the BSD license, and it will be that way forever.
Thank you Maarten. That is great news. Brett.