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Subject: Re: [xsl] Does XSLT have a run-time system?
From: Wolfgang Laun <wolfgang.laun@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2013 18:00:02 +0100

On 26/12/2013, James Fuller <james.fuller.2007@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> case in point, DBase from the 1980's had a developer and runtime
> license ... the cost of the runtime license was a lot lower but you
> would need volume, the developer license was quite expensive. In this
> instance, the RTS served as a 'dongle' to charge more money. I suspect
> the emergence of open source licensing has helped diminish artificial
> licensing practices but have no data to back up that statement.
>

DBase III was around as early as 1975, and IIRC, the runtime license
permitted to
many end users to run programs developed by a single developer with
the costly license, something that was not considered unreasonably then.

-W


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