VMS distribution?

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_intellistar.net>
Date: Wed Feb 11 08:27:42 1998

At 12:48 PM 2/11/98 +0000, you wrote:
>Joe wrote:
>> Actually, if they are an earlier version and the software has been
>> upgraded they should stay with the upgrade disk(s) and computer. If the
>> owner throws them out, he no longer has a legit software package.
>That depends on the terms of the license. A few years ago when I took
>up an offer from Borland to upgrade Turbo C from version 1.5 to 2.0 I
>asked them if I could sell on the old disks and manuals legally and they
>said that they fully supported that course of action because it
>increased their user base.

   Borland has alway taken a more enlightened attitude toward users. They
started selling Pascal for less than $100 when MS still wanted nearly $1000
per package. MicroSloth once said that they estimated the total world wide
usage for Pascal to only be a couple of hundred packages and that that
justified them charging what they did. Borland sold over 100 times that
many copies of Pascal in the first three years.

Received on Wed Feb 11 1998 - 08:27:42 GMT

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