Hello Haiku Community,
I’m placing a theme here to this Marketing Community, having worked on BeOS and HaiKU since Haiku was born. My intro might not meet the requirements of Marketing, but it’s a start.
I own a BeOS Preview Release Macworld and maybe a BeOS Professional Edition 5, but I’ve lost the CD of the 5 edition, so I’m always fairly smooth when it comes to speaking about owning a BeOS product. I purchased these lately.
I’ve also studied a lot on HaiKU, until recently, when I had a look at Linux.
Definition of commerical useage
Now my first point of contact enquiry is simple, namely legimite for profit sales of non software related products made with BeOS and BeOS software and HaiKU software. I repeat, I’m not speaking about publishing code, but what my team makes with any of the BeOS derivates and distro’s that are and were available, including HaiKU and Senryu. This is most likely possible with BeOS, HaiKU and Senryu, but if one of you experts could confirm this, then that’d get my team a further step into towards destination. Allow me to use this opportunity to give you an example. Let’s say, I install BeOS 5 Personal Edition PC, owning BeOS Preview Edition for Mac, in order to produce a marketing flyer with the given operating system and software, then most likely I am not doing wrong using this product in a commercial context. Now if I would not produce a marketing flyer but a music usb stick for sale, then I would still only use the BeOS operating system and software to make a product that is not coding related, and I would most likely also not get critizised for this, unless of course I integrate any part of the given BeOS intellectual property that I used to produce my sales item into the sales product, I comprehend that that’s not on of course.
Now, if I was producing an application using the BeIDE and kits, as far as I comprehend this, that’d be something new for me, as a student for the fun of it, on BeOS Personal Edition 5 because I can’t find my Professional Edition 5, and I own Preview Edition Macworld, and I would want to use this commerially as a sales item, most likely BeOS Preview Edition MacWorld won’t cover the work done on BeOS Personal Edition 5, because it’s a lower number, is that correct or is that outdates, as BeOS is outdated?!
HaiKU is not designed for commercial useage. Now if I produced a marketing flyer and would distribute it as a sales item additive, or under the umbrella of self employment or other commercial organization activity, would that be considered commercial or non commercial.
Then, if I used HaiKU in order to produce a music USB stick that my team was going to sell to friends because you don’t give USB sticks away for free, and there’d be a commercially generated profit from the product that was made on HaiKU, would that be bending the rules or would that be appreciated, maybe wanted by the HaiKU community.
It is clear that software produced that makes use of HaiKU technology is not to be sold on a commercial background, because the Licensing Agreement states so.
I have not had a look at Senryu yet but I am going to do this in response to your first comments on this enquiry.
Wishing you all the best for 2016.
Outcome of this protocol
Depending on the outcome of this protocol I decide, if I want to progress with using BeOS and HaiKU for future learning experience. The given technology looks attractive, but my company has developed very well with Linux since 2013 and I am rather growing with my company this time than that I struggle with HaiKU if there are dubiousities regards integrating the useage of BeOS and HaiKU into a company operating on a commercial background.
Do me the favour and comment on these segments of software licensing regards the terminology of ‘commercial useage’ of firstly BeOS and software and secondly HaiKU and software, that’d be great.
If producing marketing and commercial non software related products is encouraged by the HaiKU community, then I am looking forward to working with you more than the previous years, but if it’s causing my team project progression only struggle and hassle, then I am glad to be informed upfront and won’t progress in any BeOS and HaiKU directed development, as I was originally most attracted by the look of it, 2003 that was, and now I’m requested to provide evidence of company turnover this year, I’m not really able to experiment with an operating system where I don’t have detailed information about its practical use for my company project developments.
Room for two