ANNOUNCE: Ice 2.0 released

Marc Laukien marc at
Wed Nov 24 14:59:58 CET 2004

Ville Vainio wrote:

>>>>>>"Marc" == Marc Laukien <marc at> writes:
>     Marc> Ice is free software, available with full source, and
>     Marc> released under the terms of the GNU General Public License
>     Marc> (GPL). Commercial licenses are available for customers who
>     Marc> wish to use Ice for closed-source software."
> So, unlike with currently available Python CORBA implementations (and
> implementations for other languages as well), you can't use ICE in a
> closed source system without paying a fee. Just wanted to point this
> out so that nobody got the wrong idea. This *is* a big deal with
> middleware / library that would quite probably be adopted in
> commercial systems where the managers will feel uneasy about giving up
> the control of their "precious" source.

That is correct. I thought what I wrote about licensing above was 
already clear enough, but if you have the need to clarify it even 
further, that's of course fine :)

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