Livecode Licence Rules for dummies ....

Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami brahma at
Sat Nov 14 10:27:57 EST 2015

I will try, just to check on my own understanding

With the community license which I think we can assume your old copy of 5.5 falls under ( you could upgrade to the latest at no cost)  you can create and give away apps freely to any one.

If you want to sell it, want to password protect your stacks or put on iOS store, as a mobile app, you need to have at least an Indy license.

I think (hope) it is that simple


Swasti Astu! Be Well

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On Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 6:55 AM -0800, "tbodine" <bodine at<mailto:bodine at>> wrote:


You didn't mention how you are distributing your programs or what platforms
your users have. My understanding is if you build standalones from your
licensed version those standalones can be distributed at no further cost to
you. At least those were the terms I recall from the 5.x era. (I know the
more recent "Indy license" put some limits on that scenario.)

If you want to distribute your stacks directly, your users will need to get
some version of LC to use your stacks.

If you are making standalones for Mac users, you may find that 5.x doesn't
work on newer Mac OS versions due to Apple's continual changes. So,
Mac-wise, 5.x could be a dead end. Have you considered using the Community
Edition for your projects?

Tom B.

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