[REBOL] R: Re: Who read this mailing list?
From: gchillemi:aliceposta:it at: 23-Nov-2007 19:20
> However: I have always got the impression that RT promises
> more than it delivers and sometimes I get the feeling that
> someone has come down from a mountain with some golden
> tablets, dropped them at our feet for all do decipher and
> them gone back into the clouds. Newlisp *seems* more
> democratic to me. IMHO That's all I have to say on this subject.
I have the same impression but I think that REBOL is refocusing to a
different business model just to comply with the expectations of the
userbase and to get some help. I do not know how many people are still
developing rebol at Rebol Tech but my feeling is that few people are there
and Carl must face the common problem which all of us have: make money. Few
resources mean that Carl must move them back and forth to different projects
to avoid that the whole ship sinks.
The new business model includes many foreign cooperations and openess to not
be slowed by the low resources of the main company. The programming world,
the devices, the software in the year 2007 are so different that RebolTech
could not keep the step without this change.
I believe in Carl and his vision, I found now elsewhere many concepts he
talked about years ago. Differently from many people I have know he created
something and despite being constantly in late with the official track he
release and he is going to release a great product.
As users we have only to keep the faith in those moments where we feel empty
and we have the desire to move avay.
Obviusly I won't do like I did with Amiga anymore: I'll take a look to the
other world just in case the whole project will fail (for this reason I am
reading about NewLisp) but I feel it won't.