[GemStone-Smalltalk] A true community license

James Foster via GemStone-Smalltalk gemstone-smalltalk at lists.gemtalksystems.com
Thu Dec 1 09:07:08 PST 2016

Hi Charles,

> On Dec 1, 2016, at 7:55 AM, Charles Monteiro via GemStone-Smalltalk <gemstone-smalltalk at lists.gemtalksystems.com> wrote:
> given that all Gemstone clients require licenses i.e. VW , VA and GBJ i.e. there are fees associated with any of these paths, therefore it can be said that there's really no real free solution that can be used to test out ideas , a problem that has plagued Smalltalk since folks decided to venture out of the Xerox Parc labs. 

You are right that Cincom and Instantiations both charge for commercial use of their products (as far as I know). You can use the Community Edition license of GemStone/S 64 Bit with other clients, including Pharo and Dolphin, or even Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby, etc., by using the included GCI interface and the client’s FFI.

> Note that it is not the model of any new modern databases i.e. the Mongo and Redis's of this new brave world.

You are right that Mongo and Redis do not map well to Smalltalk objects.

> So how crazy expensive is a GBJ license anyhow ?

To learn more about GemStone licenses, see https://gemtalksystems.com/licensing/ <https://gemtalksystems.com/licensing/>.

> oh, and pls correct me if I have missed something except for telling me to do Seaside dev, since what I would be contemplating would be providing persistence to an app cluster.

What is it about "providing persistence to an app cluster" that makes it incompatible with a web-based UI?

> thanks
> -- 
> Charles 



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