Everyone understands that Zend has to eat, but so do most of us small developers. I have no problem with them charging for their products. IMO they would make more money if the pricing for the encoder would be less. This is a fundamental feature that most of us need. I would offer a Pro version of the Zend Studio and bundle the encoder with it for abou $500. This would enable Zend to capture a significant market share among PHP developers withoug breaking the bank.
Just a thought... ----- Original Message ----- From: "Andrey Hristov" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Saturday, August 03, 2002 8:16 AM Subject: Re: [PHP] Re: Protect PHP coding > > >>>So... > > >>>Is this equivalent to Zend Encoder? > > >> > > >>Not exactly, but in some aspects it is/will be better like the ability > > >>to generate executable standalone PHP programs that you can distribute > > >>independently. There is also the question of the price that for Zend > > >>Encoder is ridiculously expensive. > > >> > The people for Zend have to eat to live. > People, if there is no Zend there is no core for PHP. This is the same as > with MySQL. MySQL is free under GPL > but has no subselects because the companies that has commercial licenses > didn't wanted that - Monty has > to eat and he codes other features. > IMO Zend must exist and this is only possible by selling its products. > If the company we work for has the money to buy Zend Accelerator licenses > why not do that instead of using > other Open Source accelerators. I just want the people from Zend to continue > their tremendous work and > we will have PHP5 and PHP6 and so on otherwise start learning ASP or JSP. > > > My 2 cents. > > Regards, > Andrey > > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php