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[REBOL] Re: Who read this mailing list?

From: carl:cybercraft at: 26-Nov-2007 13:13

On Sunday, 25-Novenber-2007 at 20:59:01 Petr Krenzelok wrote,
>> I want to highlight that I like Rebol, but I'm afraid that RT seems to >> manage it as a product created by some volunteers, not by a commercial >> company. >> >You are right here, and hopefully that changes. It was already >communicated to Carl, and that is maybe why RT was/is looking for >marketing guy ...
What I think they need to have sorted out by the time R3 is released is a solid (and public) business plan explaining where RT intends to take REBOL in the future. As no amount of spin will be enough to get a decent number of developers creating the upper-levels of code R3 will need to become truely functional. The developers will need to feel they're coding for something that's going somewhere and is worth their while. So any such business plan will need to be rock-solid and believable. REBOL as a platform, (and core renamed kernel:), will probably be half the battle, but the other half will be the need to convince people that REBOL the platform will actually get deployed. There's a chicken and egg problem there. -- Carl Read.