[REBOL] Re: IOS/SDK?
From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 17-Dec-2002 14:17
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> 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
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
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
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