[REBOL] Re: /View as a Product
From: robbo1mark:aol at: 16-Feb-2001 10:02
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,