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I'm totally willing to pay for a great professional development tool. However, I think it's way too risky to use a closed source niche product in this day and age. I would have preferred something like the Ravenbrook licensing model: a viral open source license that would necessitate a commercial license to create derivative products or develop commercial applications.

We'll sell you the source code. That's not enough?

No, because it would still have extremely limited network effects.

I don't blame you or what you are trying to do, it is the nature of the beast. Introducing a new programming environment is hard enough when it is free, it is nearly impossible when it isn't.

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