[QUOTE=ChristineBCW;2688265]DrWho, I’d assume I’d pay a royalty especially if my end-result product was a pay-for product.
But if I was doing further open-source or freebie products, maybe the no-royalty deal would be made “as long as end-product is free.”
ImgBurn is included as links into several packages, as are codecs galore, and I assume all of these agreements-to-use are royalty-free as long as the end products are.
Back in 2003 or so, when Nero 5 and 6 were being sold, they included a free-to-use LAME MP3 converter to burn MP3 files directly into .CDA formats on audio-CDs.
But somewhere between Nero 6.613 and 6.615, LAME insisted on getting payments “or else”. Nero wouldn’t pay a per-license fee, so LAME insisted NERO issue a program update (Nero 6.615) that stripped the LAME MP3 services out. “You can add this with a $14.95 purchase thru us, your friends at Nero…”
I’ve always wanted to know, uh, so how much of THAT was LAME getting? All $14.95? Or was Nero doing a “shipping & handling” fee for that?[/QUOTE]
This assumes you had issues with Nero and is best directed to their customer support for any grievances you have with them and not try to ask something that someone has no company insides to answer your questions.