Stefan Schnell wrote:
thanks for moving this question to the right board. I read your message from December 11th 2008
and now I know the conditions.
The FREE part of FBSL is as follows:
- anyone is free to use it for any legal purpose;
- anyone is free to use it in its entirety: everyone has a final product, not just a limited trial or nagged demo;
- anyone is free to promote it, or promote applications written in it, for free.
FBSL is out there primarily to let people have personal fun and amusement, and to let still other people have fun and amusement too through the applications written in this language by someone else.
We are free-minded people as long as we are having fun and amusement. But all fun and amusement stops the very moment when we dress up and go out to work. There and then we take certain responsibilities and we usually do not let anyone have fun or amusement with our salary in return for our responsibilities. In other words, following Mother Nature's law, we do not work for others for free.
The NON-free part of FBSL is as follows:
- noone may use it in corporate environments, businesses, programs and other ventures aimed at gaining financial profit;
- noone may distribute it in exchange for money except for the exact reimbursement of the costs of digital media FBSL is stored on or transmitted through; and
- noone may distribute applications written in FBSL in exchange for money except for the exact reimbursement of the costs of digital media such applications are stored on or transmitted through,
all of this UNLESS:
- a donation-based license fee is negotiated with, and received from, any person who plans to use FBSL for financial profit; or
- a commercial license fee is negotiated with, and paid by, any corporate entity that plans to use FBSL in its corporate environment and/or to further deal in FBSL software for financial profit.
In either case, the negotiations should be initiated by such a person or corporate entity by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org