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[REBOL] Re: /View as a Product

From: robbo1mark:aol at: 16-Feb-2001 10:02

Paul, Until REBOL is open sourced, if indeed it ever is then there will always be a place for OSCAR or any other REBOL implementation. REBOL is currently proprietary closed source technology, you have no means to adapt it or improve to suit your own means. You cannot freely distribute it or copy it, nor learn from it's implentation, well not directly anyway. At the OSCAR project we are having to reverse engineer everything from scratch, whilst initially this is "re-inventing the wheel", in the long term OSCAR will offer economic efficiency and code re-use to developers by being open source free software. You will be able to mold it to suit your needs, you don't want /View you can take this functionality out. You want /Command features you can add them in. You require database / audio / video / device or whatever other interface imaginable, then you can adapt /extend the program to cope with this. REBOL internals will be laid bare for all to see and learn from, bugs / features will be able to be fixed or improved upon at "YOUR" timescale - not somebody elses. YOU will be empowered by OSCAR. There is plenty of commercial scope for REBOL Technologies Inc. to make money from enterprise solutions & packages. OSCAR will be free software, no runtime licenses, no restrictions, this is the promise of Open Source Code Also known as REBOL. With your help we can make this a reality. Besides competitiion is healthy, is REBOL in it's current incarnation really the last word in the implementation of the language. IS THIS REALLY THE BEST THAT REBOL CAN BE? Why not OSCAR, J-REBOL ( that's SUN MICROSYSTEMS fictitious future JAVA - REBOL hybrid ) or any other Implementation ? My two cents worth, Mark Dickson