Livecode Licence Rules for dummies ....

sanke at sanke at
Mon Nov 16 05:22:38 EST 2015

Monte Goulding monte at
Sun Nov 15 21:05:46 CET 2015 wrote:

> > On 15 Nov 2015, at 11:12 pm, sanke at wrote:
> > The URL < 
> <>> led to the Cleverbridge 
> website < <>> 
> where an additional VAT sum was added to the price of  $499, which was 
> not mentioned by Kevin and which I overlooked initially when accepting 
> Kevin's proposal.
> >
> > I am also informed on my personal Livecode account that a fixed VAT 
> sum (stipulated on the basis of the dollar-euro exchange rate of July 
> 2015) will be charged each year if I prolong the subscription after 2018.-
> We would all rather pay no tax. I’m unsure how the VAT works but with 
> Australia’s GST you can claim the full amount back on business 
> expenses. How exactly did you expect Kevin to know what tax rules 
> apply to you until you had entered your details at the point of sale?
> Cheers

You are certainly right about the VAT. But that was only a side issue 
and not the main point of my post. The important part was this:

> Due to my kickstarter contribution I have got a commercial licence 
> that is valid up to August 2016. Legally that would mean IMHO that I 
> am entitled to develop and distribute software under the conditions of 
> this license, particularly
> - to use any commercial-like Livecode version released until August 
> 2016 *forever* and without any restrictions to the possible revenue 
> from sales and not subject to the new subscription scheme, in case I 
> use the latest available Livecode version of August 2016.
> Regrettably the license rules have changed now and the changes - in my 
> limited perspective - were not fully transparent to me.  I would think 
> that of the two present "near-commercial" licenses only the "business" 
> version would be fully equivalent to the conditions of my own present 
> licence valid up to August 2016. 

Best regards,

Wilhelm Sanke

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