Making Sense of Licenses

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Fri Oct 21 05:34:14 EDT 2011

Hi Peter,

Good for you. How does your story help me solve my problem or help Mike to decide what to do (or even help OP answer his question ;-) ).

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille

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On 21 okt 2011, at 10:41, Peter Alcibiades wrote:

> I've always found Rev very fair, even generous, on pricing, and when I've
> contacted Heather on what my best option was she told me exactly what to buy
> (or actually what not to buy!) to get best value in my circumstances.  Its
> one reason why I'm still with Livecode and recommend them.  I am sure
> whatever Heather works out will be fair.
> I do still regret the vanishing of Media, it was a really nice way of
> introducing people new to programming to the product, but one can understand
> that is not a very profitable market and companies do have to make a living. 
> And there seems to be a Linux premium of some sort now, don't really
> understand that.  On the other hand, when I got upgraded to 4x under the new
> licensing terms I was given the top kind of license with more stuff in it,
> so no complaints there, I think that was very fair.
> There is always Python,and Mark Lutz' humongous great book like a huge pile
> of washing up that you know you are going to have to do either tonight or
> tomorrow morning.  That book stares at me reproachfully from my shelves
> every morning.  I think I might cover it up not to have to be reminded.  
> Or R, which I feel about rather like St Augustine, "Lord make me good, but
> not yet".  You know you should.  Yes, yes I do.  Maybe tomorrow.

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