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Re: Standalone executables (was Origin of IDL)
Andy Loughe (email@example.com) writes:
> If you want to distribute an application to many people, the Unlimited
> Right to Distribute option is recommended. With the Unlimited Right to
> Distribute, you license into your application prior to distribution.
> When your colleague or customer receives the application, they install
> and run it, without any further validation.
Uh, huh. And from what I hear, the Unlimited
Right to Distribute license is only $50K per
*version* of IDL.
So, let's see, we'll forget about those cheapskates
still using IDL 4. They can't be doing serious
scientific work anyway. So 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, and
I probably want to really get rich with 5.4. So for
only a quarter million dollars I can be distributing
my IDL application world-wide.
Or did I miss something? :-)
David Fanning, Ph.D.
Fanning Software Consulting
Phone: 970-221-0438 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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