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[REBOL] Re: RSL: Rebol Standard Library

From: chris:starforge:demon at: 24-May-2001 10:07

Paul Tretter wrote:
> I agree with the direction RT is headed in. In fact, alot of the things I > said would happen have /View is free now. And guess what I immediately > bought /Pro. I am a happy person for the purchase. Additionally, I even > chatted with Carl in Realtime. How many people get the opportunity to do > that with their language founders (Thanks Carl). I agree with the language > not being open source. I work for EDS and support large enterprise > networks. I can tell you that open source is not a mechanism that top > corporate execs care to indulge. It implies lack of support and > organization. Thats why companies like Microsoft continue to flourish with > their products. So for better or worse at least at this time it appears > that RT is listening to what we want - at least any long time member of this > list understands that by now. And I feel compassionate about the direction > they will take given that very fact. So go REBOL go!
For one, what exactly does this have to do with the subject? We were talking about a standard library of sources developed by the community, for the community. NOT open sourcing REBOL for goodness sake. Has anyone here even MENTIONED open sourcing REBOL recently? No. There have been complaints about the fact that the "free" on the website is not quite the free that most people understand it to be (ie: everyone thought "free" means "no charge, for anything" when it really means free for personal use ) and the licensing was changed without even telling the people using the language. But the whole issue of open source/GPL wasn't even a factor until it was mentioned by Holger. People had assumed /core was free as in free beer, no one has been yelling for RT to release REBOL as OSS for quite some time. All we need now is for someone to mention the nazis, at least then the whole thread can be considered dead.. Chris