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Re: [xsl] Does XSLT have a run-time system?

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.


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