Re: - The Dynamic Opportunity - ActiveState Komodo IDE / Open Source

Larry W. Virden wrote:
what is the business model for Activestate to recover expenses on the

My suggestion to provide an no-cost personal version (non-commercial and educational use) is not contrary to the existent business model.

I helps spreading the IDE and commercial users still have to order the professional version ($295,-).


But there are upcoming threats - and thus ActiveState should start to *prepare* to open-source the IDE (e.g. starting to isolate some code subsystems to go open-source).



eclipse dynamic language support -
upcoming competitive IDE's (based on eclipse or others)

b) ActiveState should start preparing to open-source the Komodo IDE.

Customers which would like to have a more compact solution than eclipse would prefer ActiveState, if the licensing is similar to that of eclipse.