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[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! Just dreaming..... -- Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>