Licensing model change
kaveh at rivervalleytechnologies.com
Wed Sep 1 02:27:13 EDT 2021
For what it's worth, I am also an open source skeptic. Look what happened
to Open Office. It died because no one wanted to work on it.
But please simplify the pricing. And I am not a fan of subscription prices
either. Let me buy and upgrade if I want when a new version is out.
LiveCode is magical. (From a beta HyperCard user!)
On Wed, 1 Sept 2021 at 01:04, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 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 lists.runrev.com> 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
> > 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
> > MC -> RR.
> > So I am disappointed that the code will not be out in the open in the
> > 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
> > 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
> > what they should do or prioritize.
> > --
> > On the first day, God created the heavens and the Earth
> > On the second day, God created the oceans.
> > On the third day, God put the animals on hold for a few hours,
> > and did a little diving.
> > And God said, "This is good."
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