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[REBOL] Re: Curl

From: chris:langreiter at: 15-Mar-2001 14:00

> Amazingly, Curl has stayed below slashdot's radar screen.
It already gets its share of flames on FoRK ;-)
> Have they revealed how they intend to make > money off the venture? Will the current beta that will soon be released > as a product be "sold"? Just curious if it is apparent.
On their developer site they say something along the lines of "Uhm, open-source great, foundation of the web, will open-source something don't know yet what, non-commercial use will remain free, commercial use will be metered (!) - [by kB transmitted or 'saved', not yet clear to me] - and that's how we'll make $1b/yr." - So well. Nevertheless, the system has some nice aspects - especially the Graphics components _seem_ to be more powerful than R/V's. However, they don't even have anything XML-related in the package - and neither I've seen sound support ... but why bothering about an "application environment" then?! Thanks for the opinions, Chris