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INOVAtronics ANNOUNCES NEW LICENSING AND DISTRIBUTION POLICY
8499 Greenville Ave. #209B
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (214) 340-4991
FAX: (214) 340-8514
August 19, 1993
RE: New CanDo 2.5 Runtime License and Distribution Policy
Dear CanDo User,
With respect to changes in Commodore's marketing and repositioning of
the Amiga computer we've modified our policy regarding the distribution
of software created using CanDo. With the marketplace becoming more
vertically positioned with specialized needs and less high volume, main
stream oriented, Inovatronics is adjusting to compensate, This alteration
will particularly affect developers that market and sell their software
Specifically, there are three types of software license arrangements that
are available to developers.
1. Shareware and Freely distributed software.
Authors of non-commercial applications that are to be distributed
freely among other enthusiasts and hobbyist may acquire a special
version of CanDo Deckbrowser and DeckBinder. Deckbrowser may
then be included with the author's application and enable any Amiga
user to run the CanDo application. Authors may obtain Deckbrowser
and DeckBinder simply by providing a copy of their distributed CanDo
application to Inovatronics, Inc. When launched, the new
Deckbrowser now contains a small notice stating that it is explicitly for
non-commercial use only.
2. Commercially marketed, sold and distributed software packages.
Developers of commercial software packages that are authored
partially or entirely with CanDo must obtain a software license
agreement from Inovatronics, Inc. A custom CanDo runtime system
will be provided to the developer that may be distributed with the
application. The developer will be charged a yearly license fee for the
runtime system that will be determined by Inovatronics, Inc. Typical
fees will range between $50 to $200 and based upon the actual
application. This license will cover single or multiple software titles and
apply toward all units sold.
3. Business, institutional, and value added software, used by or sold with
vertically oriented hardware systems.
Businesses, Institutions and Value Added Resellers that customize
systems with CanDo applications then disseminate or resell the
software/hardware solutions are required to either include a CanDo
retail unit or license a CanDo runtime system from Inovatronics for
each hardware delivery system. Fees will be based on specific
application and will be designed to be very cost effective for the user.
Given these new policies, and with accurate information concerning our
users, we can offer better support and more powerful and flexible
products in the future.
If you have additional questions or would like more information please
write or phone us at 1-214-340-4991.