"Introducing New LiveCode Licenses"

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Oct 30 14:04:02 EDT 2013

Vaughn Clement wrote:

> If you have great products like Apple, your products bring in the revenue,
> not fees placed on the developers.

In both cases the companies sell a product, and people either choose to 
pay or not depending on their needs.

But unlike Apple, RunRev also gives away another edition of their 
product for free.

I may be looking at this through rose-colored glasses, but I'm having a 
hard time seeing a comparison between Apple and RunRev that doesn't 
favor RunRev, esp. given that most of RunRev's users never pay them any 
money at all, while Apple's customers pay them the highest profit 
margins in the industry.

> It's clear to me that you want to attract new users to LiveCode, To do so
> you need to improve basic documentation before you start asking for fees
> for premium support.

The fees are largely for the Commercial license for those needing to 
release proprietary commercial works.

But on the docs, yes, I haven't seen an xTalk yet that didn't have lots 
of room for improvement.  Even HyperCard, often cited as a leading 
example, was tremendously dependent on third-party for-fee books like 
those from Danny Goodman to become usable.

While RunRev has made great strides with learning materials for LC, and 
have plans to integrate them even more comprehensively than they've done 
by making most of them accessible in the Developers link at their site 
(hardly a helpful label, IMO), there's still more room for ever better 

To get a feel for what's working and what's not, how much of the manual 
have you read, and how many of the tutorials included in the package 
have you explored?

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World
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