Pricing / entry cost for this tool
frny4x at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 26 17:40:06 EST 2005
Borland. I can't swear they still do it to this day, but in recent years, they
were doing Learning Editions that had lots of function, but you couldn't
legally sell apps built with it.
But, seeing how much dialog this generated, I really I wish I never started
the thread. :)
Dan Shafer <revdan at danshafer.com> wrote:
Can you give us an example or two of where this pricing is common
among development tools? I see feature-crippled and time-limited
evaluation licensing all the time, but I can't honestly think of a
single development tool that has a free learning edition that you
upgrade to so you can deploy apps.
Also, with an environment like Rev, the distinction between "deploy
as a standalone" and "deploy as a stack" is badly blurred by the fact
that: (a) anyone with a RunRev tool (and in your scenario that would
include anyone who wanted to download it) can run any stack anyone
else creates, at least conceptually; and (b) there are at least two
free players available that would allow the owner of a 0-cost
"learning edition" to distribute (and presumably therefore sell)
products that run in either the IDE or the players without paying a
dime for the tool. That is a good way to sink the tool company.
On Nov 26, 2005, at 2:35 AM, Frank R wrote:
> This type of Learning Edition pricing is actually common - and well
Dan Shafer, Information Product Consultant and Author
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