Valentina license

Ruslan Zasukhin sunshine at public.kherson.ua
Sun Oct 1 03:16:08 EDT 2006


On 10/1/06 2:00 AM, "Luis" <luis at anachreon.co.uk> wrote:

Hi Luis,

> That's the thing that always gets me: The 'connections' cost.
> One of the plus sides of Open Source is there are no connection costs
> for your database, you decide on the limitations/access rights/
> priviliges (delete where least confusing).
> I'm not knocking commercial databases for charging for their product,
> but I will for that very simple limitation (yes, I do see it as a
> limitation).
> 
> It's especially limiting for those on a shoestring budget with great
> ideas, and the commercial vendors lose out because of this: You have
> this great idea for an app, you see great technology in a commercial
> database, but you can't afford the unlimited connections licence.
> Your product will not sell on the basis of 5 connections, so you look
> around again and notice the Open Source alternatives. What to do...
> What to do... 

Ken already have point what to do.

CALL to mySQL company, CALL to Paradigma Software.
Try negotiate special win-win deal.

> You incorporate the Open Source database, commercial
> vendor loses a potential client.

Lets clarify again.
        Open Source not always == FREE

So using of term Open source is not accurate here.

> Maybe, just maybe, in the future you
> can then afford the commercial database: Do you switch to the
> commercial/supported product? Do you risk changing the infrastructure
> of your app?
> 
> Way I see it.

Now let me give few my points :-)

1) I hope you know that DBMS market by price is still number one of software
market. Even although 10-15 years exists free db solutions. Why?
Why people still pay 7-8 billions of dollars per year for commercial DBs ?
Try to think about this.

2) when you say about interesting project which need unlimited,
    I start wonder what this can be a project?

    a) APPLICATION for small business office?
        it needs unlimited? NO. It needs 5 connections in 80% cases

    b) APPLICATION for Schools?
        May need 20-50 connections in class.
        but question is -- if they should be simultaneous ?

    Point is that Valentina offer royalty free Embedded Server with 5
    simultaneous connections. It is easy write code which connect/disconnect
    after send of query. We have developers that use this technique for
    schools. So they DO NOT need additional connections at all.
 
    This connect/disconnect technique with success can handle
    easy 20-50 clients around.
   
    c) APPLICATION for Business Office with 50-100 users?
    This is not small business. Such business is ready pay
    for $20-70 at least per user/connection. If you sale for less
    you loose your profit. So if you sale $20-70 its not big problems
    pass $1-20 to db vendor ?
    
    d) APPLICATION for Enterprise office with 1000 users?
        See (c)

    e) inet site? 
        this is not APPLICATION.


So Luis, what project you can want?
 
Again I want underline, Lynn have develop perfect license for Valentina, to
be able satisfy as $20-SHAREWARE developers, so small business and
educational market developers. And if your needs not fit our license you
always can call to Lynn to make some special agreement.

-- 
Best regards,

Ruslan Zasukhin
VP Engineering and New Technology
Paradigma Software, Inc

Valentina - Joining Worlds of Information
http://www.paradigmasoft.com

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