Open Source LiveCode Project

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Tue Jan 29 04:52:11 EST 2013


Dear Heather,

This sound really, really interesting. Could you please explain how this would be free for everyone except professionals under GPL 3? AFAIK, open source means free (as in free speech) for everyone, including professionals. Are you using your own version of the GPL?

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On 29 jan 2013, at 10:35, Heather Laine wrote:

> Dear List Members,
> 
> We  are hugely excited to be launching this project today:
> 
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1755283828/open-source-edition-of-livecode
> 
> Join our campaign to make a full version of LiveCode that is free and open for everybody to use. We are doing this via a Kickstarter fundraiser, and we need your help. If we are successful, between us we can change the face of programming forever. 
> 
> Open Source LiveCode means
> 
> - Free access for teachers
> - Free access for students
> - Free access for hobbyists and enthusiasts
> - A headstart for professionals
> 
> I know that many of you on this list will welcome this initiative, and the benefits it will bring. You have been long time users and supporters of LiveCode. Today we're asking you, especially, to get behind us once again. We are aiming to bring LiveCode to hundreds of thousands of new users, removing the price barrier and making easy access programming available to everyone. 
> 
> RunRev will be working in tandem with the community to guide and drive this project forward for many years to come. LiveCode will have a dual license system. Commercial licensing will still  be available allowing you to distribute closed source apps. Open Source LiveCode will be free under the GPL 3 license. You will be able to contribute back to the engine. Development on LiveCode and the addition of all the special features each of you wants becomes an order of magnitude faster.
> 
> Visit our Kickstarter page to learn all about the project:
> 
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1755283828/open-source-edition-of-livecode
> 
> Please, if you want to see programming become the new literacy, get behind this project! Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your business associates, tell your distant acquaintances, shout it from the rooftops. Between us we can make this happen. We've got some great rewards for you too on Kickstarter, so everybody wins.
> 
> Make your pledge today and help us to take LiveCode Open Source!
> 
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1755283828/open-source-edition-of-livecode
> 
> Warm Regards,
> 
> Heather
> 
> Heather Laine
> Customer Services Manager
> http://www.runrev.com/
> LiveCode - Unleash Your Killer App
> 





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