[REBOL] Re: Community (was IOS)
From: tim:johnsons-web at: 18-Mar-2002 20:13
* Terry Brownell <[tbrownell--shaw--ca]> [020318 13:55]:
> Here's a quote from the second article from Jason's IOS post...
> "According to Sassenrath, another complaint he hears often is that REBOL
> isn't open source. The scripts are open source, but the system itself is
> not. Sassenrath says that the company plans to release the system one day,
> but that it needs to age a bit more. "While we control it, we can give 100
> percent confidence that a script you write on one machine will run on any
> other machine. Once we open it, that will start to fade." Strangely enough,
> this hasn't proven to be a problem for the many other languages that have
> been released openly. "
It's probable that when python and mysql went open source, that it increased
contributions to the products.
Just think, if /core goes open source some perl expatriate might hack the
regex engine from perl and put it in rebol. Now that would be a killer!
Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>