Re: Netscape License
Fri, 25 Nov 1994 13:14:59 +0100

> >> Lovely product, thanks for the month's free trial. What's "personal use" -
> >> can I use it in the course of my work?
> >>

> Unfortunately, yes -- the freely available client will have security.
> The only real question is whether it will have export-grade or US-only-grade
> security, and that's purely a matter of US Government export law and policy
> at this point.

The above question wasn't answered though - can I set up a WWW site,
using the Netscape Commerce server, and expect to have a wide user
base for the security, etc, features, because the Netscape client is
freely usable? I.E. is a license fee/some form of payment necessary
for legitimate corporate use? If not, as I'm sure you can see, demand
for the commerce server is greatly reduced, as it's potential
competitive advantages - namely the extra features it offers - are not
so advantageous . . .

Of course, if the server features are available from other browsers also,
then this is not a disadvantage. Is this part of the game plan?

Oh, and while we're at it, any other aspects of your business plan you'd
like to share? :)


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