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

From: Todd O'Bryan (toddobryan at gmail.com)
Date: Sat Apr 7 11:14:52 EDT 2012

Alternatively, draw up a contract with the authors of the parts of
Racket that you really want, which guarantees a level of service you'd
be comfortable with. You could probably get by with Eli, Matthew, and
Robby, and they could probably guarantee quick service for sufficient
amounts of money.

Chances are you'd get service that's only a teeny bit faster than what
they already provide and they'd get a new home theater system. :-)

On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 6:46 AM, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:
> 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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