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[REBOL] Re: XML / dialects

From: sunandadh:aol at: 7-Jan-2002 9:47

Hi Petr,
> OK, I know. I also know RT can't do everything themselves. But what about > following conditions?: > > - I am not skilled enough to program standards compliant parser myself > - I don't have enough free time to create one.
Let me freewheel a few thoughts from the above three statements. There is no decent way for tool developers to make money developing tools for and in Rebol. We have an excellent script library, and some great snippets on this list, but no real incentive for anyone to sit down and put several week's (or more) work into a masterpiece. We need some additional mechanism to allow the secure sale of Rebol application code. That mechanism almost exists with Encap, so with a few tweaks, RT could kick off a market rebolution. Here's one way it could work. For some relatively small sum paid to RT (say USD10) I can activate the encap-ability of my otherwise freebie Rebol/View. That enables my Rebol/View to run "encapped" programs for which I hold a key. So you (or anyone else) can sell me "encapped" code for whatever you want to charge. If the price is right, and your code reputation is good and it's a tool I need, I'll buy. The only thing left is how do you "encap" your code? Well RT offer two mechanisms today. You could use a tweaked version of either of those. And here's a third that could help us small developers. We submit code to RT for encapping and sale. If they like the code, they'll "encap" it and offer it for paid-download from their site. They take a cut, the Rebol world gets a new tool, and you get some money from it! Where's the downside? Sunanda.