LiveCode community edition is gone

doc hawk dochawk at
Thu Sep 2 13:11:34 EDT 2021

Rick rumbled,

> It would be nice if the company were willing to provide the final version of the Community 
> version under an MIT license instead of GPL since they will no longer be supporting it at all, and 
> it marks a true fork in the road from the codebase going forward.

While it sounds nice, and would address a certain need, it simply isn’t practical.

I wrote the seminal economic paper on the economics of open source for the firm.

A BSD license release would be downright suicidal, as it could be a “most of the way there” stepping stone for a commercial competitor.

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