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[Community] discussion about Rebol/Rebol-related communities

Than we have fundamental frameworks and libs like R3-GUI etc. this 
is a mix of Rebol code and enhancements on the C/D level.
Than we have the product level, that's what's visible and keeps the 
fire burning. Spitting out cool applications in a fast rate is key. 
I see several markets to address: B2B tools, mostly more effort to 
develop but long lasting and big money. Consumer or Internet market 
applications. More low cost but high volume stuff.
And mobile things. Whatever app is missing today I don't know. I 
can imainge some cool B2B mobile apps, that really help.
Regarding the crowd funding idea, yes, it's appealing. The promise 
would be: You get a complete vertical technology stack to fund your 
next company or app on.
That's it. Take the assambly we did and use it to be 20 times more 
productive than anyone else.
Does anyone know how to reach Brian Tiffing nowadays?  the email 
given here isn't valid anymore!
have you tried SO ?
I haven't seen Brian Tiffin on SO for quite some time.
The head of OpenCOBOL shouldn't be hard to find
Robert, agreed. Though I'm starting to lean more to Go for native 
(C-like).It seems low-level at first, but that's an illusion.
But... rebuilding R3, when we have Red coming... does that make sense?
Maarten - well, some ppl might ask just the reverse - why to continue 
with Red, if/when R3 got open-sourced? R3 is closer to completion, 
Saphirion invested time/money into it. Difficult to suggest one or 
the other side, to shut down the project. I am curious, what chat 
with Carl during the devcon will reveal ....
Some ppl need some solution now, whereas Red seems being really far 
from completion, and that's simply another aspect ....
When I have talked to Carl about Red, he is very interested in it, 
but wishes he had more time to delve into it.  He has great respect 
for Doc and his abilities.
When I first talked with Carl at length about Rebol in 1997, his 
reason for creating Rebol was because he had learned and used so 
many languages, but they all fell short of his definition of a "perfect" 
language.  He liked Lisp and Smalltalk, but there were issues with 
them as well.  Rebol was his attempt at filling in the holes and 
creating a multi-purpose language that made simple things simple 
to do, while still allowing complex things to be possible.  (I'm 
going back in my memory 16 years here, so I hope Carl forgives me 
if I left something out.)
Because of the above, I can't imagine he wouldn't want to see any 
Rebol-like language to succeed as long as they held true to his vision 
of creating a language that made simple things simple to do, while 
allowing complex things to be possible - with efficiency and cleanness 
of design.
I simply believe, that during the Devcon, it will be the right time 
to exchange some ideas and explanations. Looking forward to the outcome 
of the meeting :-)
there are hundreds of C derived languages, its not that big a deal 
for REBOL to have only a handfull active derivatives.  really, its 
a good thing.
The beauty of freedom from C on all platforms cross-platform, relative 
speed => Red

The flexibility of REBOL to the maximum, remember Red will be a Reduced 
REBOL dialect => R3
Remember Red will be a Reduced REBOL dialect

 That is not true anymore since a while (almost since last summer).
Good to hear this Doc, hadn't realized that, thought there remained 
issues limiting full REBOL like flexibility. New name for Red needed?
The interpreter has lifted all limitations, at least in potential
Red still has {Red]uced resource requirements compared to REBOL
You could also interpret it as an evaluation/REDUCE of REBOL's potential