[racket] Clarification on licensing of Racket code?...

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Sat Apr 7 06:46:06 EDT 2012

It sounds to me like you want to use Racket, and that the barrier is 
that you are uncomfortable with open source software in general.

A lot of organizations have been very comfortable building upon open 
source software for around a decade (a few, much longer).

Also, I think you'll find that the core Racket developers want to 
encourage intelligent industry use of Racket, and that the license 
reflects this intent.

You can think it over however long you like.  Open source will still be 
here whenever you're ready.

Or, if you really want, NeilvRacket Professional 1.0 is available for 
$20,000 per Development Kit seat.  (We find that the substantial price 
tag confers credibility with the Fortune 500.)  NeilvRacket Runtime 
licenses are available for as little as $5 per installation, in 
quantities of 100,000 or more.  You'll also need NeilvRacket technical 
support and maintenance contracts, since anyone who mentioned 
"NeilvRacket" on this email list would receive more looks of 
exasperation than the usual assistance.  Ask about our corporate 
training junkets.

Neil V.


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