Open source, closed source, and the value of code

Matt Maier blueback09 at
Mon Feb 29 21:42:00 EST 2016

Maybe they could sell one-time exceptions. Like, give Livecode $100 and you
can compile one version of one app closed source. So many options.

On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 6:39 PM, Monte Goulding <monte at> wrote:

> > On 1 Mar 2016, at 12:32 PM, Roger Guay <irog at> wrote:
> >
> > Once more, I point out that this might be a good new revenue stream for
> LC!!! Does it hurt anyone?
> I guess it could hurt everyone that depends on the platform if it undercut
> the Indy license too much. One thing we know for sure is that with the Indy
> price rise being staged effectively over a couple of years since the first
> rise that the company is being more than fair with its current user base by
> giving them the opportunity to lock in current prices for the long term.
> Whether as the price of Indy rises a space is created for some kind of
> Indy Lite remains to be seen. However, I might suggest it would be
> difficult to find the right mix of features for it… Should it have no code
> protection but still allow proprietary licenses? Perhaps it should be
> royalty based or only allow free apps? Maybe it should have splash screens
> on standalones? Maybe individual platform licenses? What about a set fee
> per platform per standalone build? Maybe everything that can be easily
> removed from LC could be an addon at extra cost (database, xml, widgets
> etc)?
> So many options that even if the company had something in this space it
> still won’t meet everyones needs.
> Cheers
> Monte
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