Licensing model change

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Tue Aug 31 20:03:09 EDT 2021

I honestly never quite saw how offering a free version alongside commercial versions was going to fly. People need to eat, and if you give something away for free, people will simply not pay for it. 

I did the free version for a couple years, mainly because what I create helps almost exclusively myself, and I do not sell anything. I am on Indy for a couple years now because I feel bad about using the software for free, and I feel like I need to contribute to the "cause", which is not purely altruistic by the way. The loss of Livecode would pretty much mean the end of my development hobby. 

Overall I welcome this new approach. If you are using LC for free, please consider getting on a subscription, especially if you develop regularly. 

Bob S

> On Aug 31, 2021, at 09:16 , Mike Kerner via use-livecode <use-livecode at> 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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> On the third day, God put the animals on hold for a few hours,
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