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From: chris.danx <chris.danx@n...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Cross-platform "Hello, World" graphical application in OCaml
Jon Harrop wrote:
> On Tuesday 22 February 2005 20:24, Richard Jones wrote:
> 
>>Joke, right?
> 
> No, not at all.
> 
> Just this afternoon, a friend of mine suggested that I commercialise the OCaml 
> port of my vector graphics engine:
> 
>   http://www.chem.pwf.cam.ac.uk/~jdh30/programming/opengl/smoke/
> 
> The OCaml implementation is much more evolved and vastly easier to use, of 
> course. In particular, it makes cross-platform GUIs relatively trivial.
> 
> I didn't believe him though. I mean who would want to be able to write 
> cross-platform GUIs easily? Especially smoothly animated ones with alpha 
> blending, texture mapping and integrated 2D and 3D.
> 
> Seriously though, if I did this, would anyone be interested in buying it to 
> develop commercial applications with for, say, 1,000UKP?

I'm not in a position to pay that kind of money (just a student right 
now), but in general, it would depend on the licence terms and whether 
you were offering support as well as a license.

It also depends on the product... people have to evaluate it somehow 
before committing money to it.  To raise awareness people have to know 
it exists, which means apps have to use it.