[REBOL] Re: Rebol vs SARS
From: gchiu:compkarori at: 3-May-2003 9:14
On Fri, 2 May 2003 15:14:39 -0400
Tom Foster <[tofo--695online--com]> wrote:
>Good Article. let me zero in on this line from it:
>It's also doubtful that making it open source to appeal
>hacker community will have much of a benefit.
>Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
>Why would that not be a benefit? The programmers that I
>already make (whatever language) flow from their
>fingertips. No matter
>how great rebol is, or what benefits it offers, it's been
>difficult for me to get them to care.
>I don't mean to be contrary at all. This is simply what
>observed. Even if opening up rebol is not the end-all
>solution to widening
>rebol's appeal, it would probably help.
hehe. I put that line in, even though I did not truly
believe it, to provoke some more discussion. Naughty of
Here's Paul Graham's viewpoint on what makes a language
But is open source truly a necessity? Was it necessary
for TurboPascal, visual basic? May be that times have
changed and now open source is an essential requirement,
but my take is that getting major nodes or influential
people may be far more important than open sourcing. But
if the influential people are also advocates of open
source, then we may have a problem.
The other problem is how to identify major nodes...
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