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[REBOL] Re: oss revisited (briefly!)

From: chris:langreiter at: 10-Feb-2004 3:37

> If anything is going to nudge him further down a collaborative > approach, perhaps leading to a more open source model, that > experience may form an important part of it.
I think the 1.3 project shows that Carl and RT as-is can use those additional resources very well ... What the benefits of keeping the source closed (for RT) are becomes less clear to me by the day. Albeit open-sourcing is of course by no means a guarantee for success, in the case of REBOL with its rather active (if small) community and fair share of excellent developers intimately familiar with the language (and by extensive experimen- tation, some aspects of the implementation) it might actually be the last chance to achieve critical mass (which, as I'm afraid, it doesn't have right now). Frankly, I'd rather buy a QA'd, tested, polished REBOL "distribution" that packages core and (contributed) modules than anything that's currently on offer, or a quarterly subscription to such a distribution or whatever. -- Chris