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[REBOL] Re: oss revisited (briefly!)

From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 10-Feb-2004 12:30

On Sun, 8 Feb 2004 09:36:10 -0900, Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]> wrote:
> It is not just possible, but is probable, that a 'tipping point' > will be reached that will cause a sharp spike in increased linux > use. If there is not an 'open source' rebol, rebol will lose out.
Hi, I never undestand what the problem is? What's the problem with Rebol not being open-source? It doesn't cost hundred-of-thousands of $s to use. So if you are doing things that will create revenue, you can afford a license, if not use the free interpreter. If we would talk about Oracle database systems here, I would agree to do cost-cutting. But, all those open-source demagogues, if you can show-up with a business-model that let RT make some money from their work, I will be quite but otherwise it's just a techie POV with no business know-how behind it. And, BTW: Those not caring about Rebol because not being open-source have a problem ;-)
> Note: this is my opinion, and I don't wish to be involved in > or initiate an 'OS war'.
Well, why not? If someone can tell me a really benefit Rebol being open-source I might change my POV. Sorry, if this sound a bit harsh here, but only moaning without showing a solution is not that professional. -- Robert M. M=FCnch Management & IT Freelancer Mobile: +49 (177) 245 2802