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From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 17-Dec-2002 14:17

> -----Original Message----- > From: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]] > On Behalf Of bryan > Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 12:18 PM > To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] > Subject: [REBOL] Re: IOS/SDK? > This is gonna sound harsh but I'm of the opinion that unless > RT gets some of that Bill Gates business-is-war attitude > going then Rebol may die a slow death.
I only can second this. I understand that it's a ressource problem with RT and I'm sure RT knows this too. But in this case, doing nothing to/with IOS is a very bad solution of the problem. I see these situations: 1. RT won't focus on IOS anymore: A) In this case, find a partner who is going to work in it as a product line, who will position it against Groove and Lotus Notes. RT gets some roalties. B) Provide a SDK to IOS and let everyone do what they like with it. A bit dangerous because this will fragment IOS development. Fragmentation of effort is the death of a small company/product/technology community. (BTW: IMO the Rebol community is already fragemented to much. Mailinglist, different IOS servers, AltME etc. I'm using the ML, don't follow any IOS conversations and use AltME because it's faster than the IOS messenger). 2. RT will focus on IOS: Than there should be a clear strategy that gets communicated. At the moment we IOS users are sitting around and waiting if something happens. Time plays against us and RT. If I were RT I would go for 1/A, best strategical move they can do at the moment. To me it looks like RT is focusing on the development side (and this is correct because RT are the only ones that can enhance the tools). Robert