Rizonesoft now Open Source

By | October 29, 2018

After some consideration, we have decided to release our software under the  GNU General Public License, version 3.0 (GPLv3). Yes, that’s right; all our software will be open source from now on. Furthermore, the source code for our open source programs will be available as a separate download, or from our repositories on GitHub. Open Sourcing software is the best way to make sure it lives longer and get required development support.

Some programs will still be published under our No Nonsense freeware license. The reason for this is because the components used in certain programs are not Open Source.

About Icons

Please note that some of the icons used in our projects does not fall under the GPLv3 license and Rizonesoft retains the copyright and distribution rights to all associated program graphics.

What is Open Source Software?

Basically, open source software is software that can be freely used, changed, and shared (in modified or unmodified form) by anyone. Open source software is made by many people, and distributed under licenses that comply with the Open Source Definition.

Appreciate Open Source Software

Open Source Software

We are not going to ask you for your patience while we upload everything again, because we can imagine everyone’s patience is wearing thin with the constant changes, but then again, we are giving everything away for free. Creating these programs takes a lot of time and we are not being compensated for creating them. If you don’t like what we create; please don’t be rude about it; nobody is forcing you to use our software.

Source Code

We create most of our software using AutoIt.

AutoIt Logo

We grabbed a short description from the AutoIt website, because they explain what it is, the best.

AutoIt v3 is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting. It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks in a way not possible or reliable with other languages (e.g. VBScript and SendKeys). AutoIt is also very small, self-contained and will run on all versions of Windows out-of-the-box with no annoying “runtimes”…

We decided to use AutoIt for creating our software, mainly because it is a BASIC language, portable and has no “runtimes”. Basically it has the power of languages like, C and C++ with a BASIC syntax. I have over 10 years experience in programming with Visual Basic and because of this the transition to AutoIt was painless to say the least.

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3 thoughts on “Rizonesoft now Open Source

  1. webfork

    Great news, thanks for doing that. It’s a great way to make your software live a long, long time. A few years back when I dug up an old Palm device and tried to make it work, it was the GPL-licensed software that was easily available and worked great. That code just doesn’t die.

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  2. Draygoes

    May I also suggest that anything written in Autoit you link back to the Example thread created for it? You would be surprised how few people are going to know much about this code without some type of ref.

    As always, thanks for the hard yet wonderful work.

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