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RE: License conditions Re: aDesigner - was Re: Bobby - a bad tool

From: Patrick Lauke <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 15:36:54 +0100
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> From: Jim Tobias

> 1. Anyone who's tried aDesigner knows it's a pretty good 
> tool.  It's as good
> as some of the tools that cost money.  Any dissent on that?  

No, not at all. It's an excellent tool, and I'd like to be able
to still use it after 90 days. I'm not allowed. Ok, I'd like
to buy it then. Ah, they're not even sure if it will ever be
made commercially available. Aeh...ok...so I had a fun 90 days,
discovered something that is excellent, but have no (legit)
way of actually using it?

> 2. We blow hot and cold on commercial involvement.  On the 
> one hand we want
> companies to take accessibility seriously.  On the other hand 
> we don't want
> anyone to make any money doing so.

On the contrary, I'd be willing to pay money for the product pretty
much as it is now...however, as it's still uncertain whether or not
aDesigner will actually ever become a commercial product, I can't.

Unless I'm seriously misunderstanding the licensing.

> Does this
> seem to people on this list as a
> "first-one's-free-now-you're-hooked-and-the-price-is-one-MILLI
> ON-dollars-bwa
> hahaha" game?

It's "first-one's-free-for-90-days-and-then-we're-not-quite-sure"

Patrick H. Lauke
Webmaster / University of Salford
Received on Thursday, 28 October 2004 14:39:12 UTC

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