[REBOL] Re: Tuples - Was Pair! thread
From: robbo1mark:aol at: 8-Feb-2002 4:00
Maarten / Gregg
The good thing about benevolent dictators for example
Linus Torvalds (Linux), Larry Wall (Perl), Guido Van Rossum (Python) is that they make
their program / project source code available, that is why they are benevolent. Yes they
strictly control and decide upon what goes into the "official" code base or release and
that's where the dictator part of the title comes from.
However with Linux, Perl & python, if some feature is missing or something doesn't work
for you then you can change it or implement it differently yourself ( or pay someone
to do it for you) and create your own modified version that works for you. These changes
don't affect the "official" released versions but if they're useful and provide value
then they may or may not find their way into the official code base if the benevolent
dictator eventually decides to accept your patches, or not!
THIS it aint so with REBOL, BUT I aint complaining about that. however I for one would
much prefer it if Carl Sassenrath adopted the benevolent dictator model but Iam not going
to hold my breath waiting.
In a message dated Fri, 8 Feb 2002 3:13:22 AM Eastern Standard Time, "Maarten Koopmans"