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From: robbo1mark::aol::com at: 23-May-2001 11:32

ANONYMOUS COWARDS Further to the current Slashdot debate about REBOL and closed source languages in general it seems that some inspired people choose to vociferously promote their opinions and diss other peoples opinions and preferred development model in an exceedingly confrontational way. Notice they do so however under the psudonym of Anonymous Coward . It would seem that we are seeing these people for what they really are and that is "Anonymous Cowards" without even the gumption to put their own name to their convictions and opinions. Whilst some people may consider me to be a pushy religious person and have called me this at various times surely there is more integrity in standing up and being counted for what you believe in rather than hiding behind a pseudonym for fear of being slashdotted. Whoever wrote these remarks on Slashdot know who they are! but if that is really their opinions that the closed development model is really so much better for REBOL and software technology in general then why not stand up for your beliefs, come out from hiding and put your name to your comments. Is saying "I prefer the closed model of development" really something you feel afraid to say ( even on /. ) and have to hide behind "Anonymous Coward". Everybody is entitled to their own opinions, the market and consumers will decide the long term success and viability of the different models of development, it will be historians that document & explain this, I think there is a place for both models of development as they both have their strengths and weaknesses. I've no time or respect for "zealots" on either side of the debate, especially those without even the courage of their convictions to put their names to their views. MAKE DATATYPE! ANONYMOUS-COWARDS! Mark Dickson