Ayende @ Rahien

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Avé! Duci novo, similis duci seneci!

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A while ago I was contacted by a friend who asked me if I am offering a commercial version of Rhino Mocks.

That is not a mistake, he was working in a place where the use of Open Source Software was not allowed, and decided that the simplest way to use the tool was to go through the normal route, buy it.

I wholeheartedly support this decision. :-)

Considering how hard it is to make some organizations use Open Source projects, and how used those same organizations to buying software, it is probably the right decision. It make things much simpler, and you are actually supporting OSS along the way.

At any rate, if you find yourself in the same position, you can just go and buy Rhino Mocks.

The retail version and the OSS version are… well, look at the title, then figure it out.


Frank Quednau

So that's where the sentence comes from, hehe...Interesting to see what a high esteem you have at Google. Typing in the phrase returns this very page as the first hit...

either way, as they say, Nil Volvpti, Sine Lvcre!

Ayende Rahien


LOL, that is a great one

Neil Mosafi

I'm facing this issue at the moment. It's easier to get permission to use paid software than open source because with open source there's noone to sue. Craziness

Ayende Rahien


It is a very simple solution, BUY IT.

Neil Mosafi

Well they've already gone through the pain of approving the licence for Rhino Mocks. It's new stuff that takes time. About a month for paid software (with business justification), can be 3 or 4 for open source ones as they actually have to check the licence with the legal team, etc. Corporatism eh!

Bill Pierce

When can I expect the buy NHibernate link?

Ayende Rahien


If you are serious, something can probably be arranged.


But the underlying license is still Open Source, correct?

Ayende Rahien

For the retail version?

Nope, it is a commercial product and licensed under the same license as NH Prof


Ah, cool.

You should look at doing the same thing for NHibernate itself.

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