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[REBOL] Re: It's NOT Free.. (was) Re: Re: The future of Rebol - achieving critic

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 22-May-2001 11:42

> PEOPLE CAN'T CONTINUALLY EXPECT THE WHOLE WORLD TO FALL > INTO THEIR LAP FOR NOTHING. > > Give back what what your due in either your time or money! >
Mark, I feel somehow a little bit offended by your email, and because I expressed my opinion re licensing I will not to do so more, but I would like to react to some of your concerns: 1) Noone said RT doesn't deserve the money 2) I already explained that sometimes there are several aspects to make product successfull. It has something to do with its marketing psychology. PPL really don't care about RT has to feed themselves. We talk users here. Users use computers because of certain tasks/applications. Users are willing to use the tool to acomplish given tasks. Does average Joe user care Be Inc. has much harder conditions than Microsoft does? We live in the world full of external conditions. And that's why some of us asked for more free licensing policy, to HELP Rebol become more widespread. That's why it is also important for RT to look at financial partners/investors. 3) I will still use Rebol! I will still invest my free time into it! I bought Pro key 5 min after I discovered the option on RT website. But! - to convince long time PHP users e.g. to consider the tool, you have to offer them some comparable conditions. Each user/server counts. 4) Please don't try to show us your impression we are all lazy dogs ;-) I already heard it even from Carl - "pekr - write some code". I will probably do so from time to time :-), but there are also other roles - publicity being on of them. Many ppl around me know there is some language called Rebol. 12K readers of one of our premiere computer related magazine know there is some Rebol. 5) There was clear message or even regular announcement announcing FREE redistribution of Core ( ). Silent change to the policy is pretty strange to me. Nothing really happens - it just makes life for us - rebol promoters - a way harder .... PS: bear in mind please, that I wish to be the last person, turning the lights off :-) .. the time to join forces, to save Linux server situation at least :-) -pekr-