OT: Priorities (was: Re: Stack with the same name loop)

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Thu Oct 7 12:22:50 EDT 2021

Heather politely called cheese on this topic some time ago.  May we 
please respect the wishes of the list owner?

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems

> Bob Sneidar wrote:
> +1. Gave me the heebie jeebies when they announced the Open Source model. 
> I survived the age of freeware. There were a LOT of people back then who opined that ALL software ought to be free! It was staggering. There were great repositories of commerial titles, and I mean the big stuff, that had been cracked so that they no longer required a license key. I knew people I worked with back then who made ample use of these. 
> Maybe in the imaginary world of Star Trek, there is no more money and everyone just works for the joy of it, receiving nothing more than food, shelter, clothing and gratitude, but in the real world, people need to obtain those things for themselves. 
> I say the people at Livecode LTD. deserve all the recompense they can get, and by the way, we should be thankful to Steve Jobs who gave us Hypercard (and actually convinced Apple to give it away for free!) 
> Bob S
>> On Oct 7, 2021, at 03:04 , Bernard Devlin via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> At least the new licensing model should allow LC to prioritise based on
>> what customers use.
>> IMO the open source initiative was the single biggest mistake LC Ltd made.
>> With that drain on resources over hopefully they can get to work on fixing
>> some of the outstanding deficiencies.

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