Revolution and the Web, feedback wanted, Part 1 of 3

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Fri Dec 1 16:03:42 EST 2006

Regarding MetaCard, Mikey wrote:

> I'm also assuming that the file formats are different, right?

MetaCard was one the name used for the whole product, engine and IDE. 
Since RunRev Ltd. acquired the engine, the name "MetaCard" now only 
applies to the MetaCard IDE, which was donated to the community for 
continued maintenance under and open source license (X11).

Any IDE us just a collection of stacks, and as such can have no control 
over the file format used by the engine.

> Also, isn't MC freeware now?

The MetaCard IDE stack files are indeed open source.  MC's home is at:

Like any other stack files, the MC IDE's license in no way affects the 
license of the Revolution engine needed to run it.  So while the IDE is 
open source, the engine remains the proprietary property of RunRev Ltd., 
and is subject to the terms and conditions of their license.

  Richard Gaskin
  Managing Editor, revJournal
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