[REBOL] Re: outro
From: kemp:extelligence at: 13-Dec-2002 12:46
Sorry to hear that. I sympathize, though.
We're building some software we hope to sell millions of copies of, and I'm
NOT letting anyone see the source text, so in REBOL it would have to be
encapped. Hmmm, 10% of my sales to use REBOL? No way, when I can use other
compilers and tools for free to $500, and they may be less advanced and
development-time-efficient, but are more stable, better documented, and run
like heck? I don't pay 10% on royalties for licensing critical 3rd party
technologies, I sure as heck won't do it for a development tool. I'd
consider for us 0.5-1.0% at most, or it's well worth hiring other
developers. For many companys' apps, 10% is their entire margin.
So, our saleable products are built in other languages (Java & Objective-C),
and some of our demos and investigations are done in REBOL. Unfortunately,
RT won't make much through us ... hate to say, 'cuz I love the product and
where it could go.
With the current licensing scheme, RT is relegating itself to providing
great technology for freeware and small, low-priced/low-distribution
applications. The 'rebolution' won't be causing any governments to topple.