Licensing model change

Tom Glod tom at
Tue Aug 31 16:21:09 EDT 2021

Hello everyone,

Overall I feel happy and excited about these changes.

While I started out with the Community, and saw a lot of value in the free
version for getting it into the hands of students and more people in
general.  It obviously didn't work to have the desired effect, and if
keeping the GPL version means the company can't be healthy, then
unfortunately its one of those tough decisions that must be made.

People who placed the future of their business on the platform need better
communication and better assurance that Livecode is healthy.....and this
means more to me than the doubling of my annual subscription.

I will literally sleep better at night, knowing the platform is rejuvenated
and the team is actively implementing improvements to the business model to
help it to survive and hopefully learn to thrive.

Since the team is reading this thread....

Thank you for your efforts.  One thing I would vote to see more (and
sustained) attention on is marketing and trying to build the developer
community.  I hope that is part of the new model and new efforts.
Feel free to share any plans in regards to that.

Onward and upward for us all.

On Tue, Aug 31, 2021 at 2:39 PM Richmond via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> Of course LiveCode are prefectly entitled to go the way they want to.
> What is a very great pity is that they are no longer making existing
> Community versions
> available for download.
> Richmond.
> On 31.08.21 19:16, Mike Kerner via use-livecode wrote:
> > I just read and watched Kevin's announcement about LC licensing.
> > The value for us in the OSS license was simply a greater level of
> assurance
> > that there would be longevity in the event that LC the company failed, as
> > the source was still there for someone else to pick up. I think that's
> how
> > MC -> RR.
> > So I am disappointed that the code will not be out in the open in the
> event
> > of a business failure, however, I'm also respectful of the need for more
> > revenue.
> > I will leave it to others to discuss the failure of LC to deliver x,y,z
> and
> > how that plays into the situation.
> > I am also not privy to a recent P/L, so I am in a bad position to opine
> on
> > what they should do or prioritize.
> >
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Tom Glod
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