[REBOL] Open source project Re:(9)
From: mjmalpha:localnet at: 11-Oct-2000 9:23
Carl & RT:
I grok your drift, man.
Just ordered two REBOL/Command
licenses for my company.
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Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 9:04 PM
Subject: [REBOL] Open source project Re:(8)
> Let me say something here...
> We are not secretive. We are short on time. Extremely so. With the
number of products we deal with, multiplied by the number of systems
they run on, we are stretched to the max. You're not dealing with
Microsoft or Sun here. We are a small company. The fact that we've
accomplished so much to date is because we strongly believe in what we
> Since I began REBOL, I have written thousands of pages of docs, tens
of thousands of lines of code, over 100,000 emails, dozens of useful
utilities and scripts, hundreds of web pages, hundreds of examples,
dozens of press interviews, and a few articles. Other members of the
REBOL Team have contributed in similar ways, and some of you in the
REBOL community have also contributed. All of you have benefited from
> As a venture backed company that pays its engineers so they can work
on their software designs full time rather than just on weekends & late
nights as a hobbyist, we need to make money. Yes, we believe in our
product and we believe in the REBOL community. Could we do more for our
community? I'm absolutely sure that we could. However, right now, we've
got to focus on REBOL the Company. We have to get our REBOL commercial
products finished and into the hands of paying customers. That is the
reality of what we are doing.
> Will these commercial products be of benefit to you, you can bet on
it. No, we won't be giving away REBOL/Express. If you want Express,
you'll have to buy it, and let me warn you, it's not cheap.
REBOL/Express serves a critical need in the world of Internet based
business, and we are going to charge for that. However, the building of
REBOL/Express will require additional functions and features be
developed for our core software. Features like multitasking, modules,
view, graphics, audio, streaming media, dynamic components, and
developer tools are all essential, and they will be pushed seriously by
commercial REBOL applications. As REBOL grows as a company, so too will
the features of all its products.
> With regard to the specifics of buglists, knowledge-bases, and specs:
I'm for it. But help me out because I don't have the time or
peoplepower to do everything for everybody. Like I said: I've been
focusing on YOU for four years now. I've had no life, just you. Now,
you've got to help me focus on REBOL the company. That is truly the
most rewarding path to the future, for all of us.