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openSource



Joined: 23 Mar 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:08 am    Post subject: Redgate Promise™ Reply with quote

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Why has Red Gate decided to charge for .NET Reflector?

"Unfortunately, we could not make the free model work."

Really? Check this link: Open source alternatives to Reflector. For example, Sharpdevelop ILSpy is a pretty decent free replacement, being only at version 1.0.0. at this time.

Community will make it work, as it has been doing before you guys appeared.


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Why didn't you make Reflector available as an open-source program?

This was one of the options we investigated, but it didn't make sense for us as a commercial company.

But it made "sense" when you first acquired it?


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Aren't you breaking a promise you made when you purchased .NET Reflector?

This is a question you forgot to answer in your FAQ.


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This might be fine for Red Gate, but what about the community?

Without Red Gate subsidizing ongoing development, Reflector could perish. [...] We also think we can expose a lot more people to Reflector, which will lead to much more widespread use and greater productivity for .NET developers.

I don't think any of the open source alternatives will perish. And you claim that charging for Reflector will lead to much more widespread use? LOL.


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Are you going to come back a year from now and raise the price?

Yes, please give us your famous Redgate Promise™.
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Joined: 31 Mar 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lies!!!

RedGate is just cashing in. I'll never use any of their products again. I'll petition for my workplace to stop using RedGate products.
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