Licensing model change
dave at davewood.nz
Wed Sep 1 02:47:12 EDT 2021
> LiveCode is magical. (From a beta HyperCard user!)
Gosh! I was also a Hypercard user. But a beta Hypercard user! WOW!
> 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
>>> 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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