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[REBOL] Re: Fw: REBOL/View/Pro licensing

From: cribbsj:oakwood at: 18-Sep-2001 10:03

On Saturday 15 September 2001 08:16 am, you wrote:
> Oh well, joining alliance has some advantages, but 499 USD per year? You > can buy QNX dev. seat starting from 500 USD, adn we are talking full > fledged embedded os here ... Source codes to VID? We can print them even > now, no? I would VERY like to know, what does extended support mean, if RT > will employ another ppl, as currently there in NO person working as > feedback. We saw many dissappointing situations, where ppl were left > guessing and talking on ml, when even one single reply from RT would solve > the situation. I think that I am far from being only one, who never got > reply from feedback or something like that. So my question is - what are we > going to get for those 500USD, if my company, paying 700 USD for two > /Commands, has not get single reply to fastcgi doc bug? ;-) > > Thanks, > -pekr- >
Oh, boy. I'm getting that sinking feeling again... I've spent $400 on Rebol and also can't get support from the company. I think the fact that there is such a helpful and dedicated Rebol user community, in spite of the lack of communication, direction, and helpfulness that comes from RT, is a clear sign of how great the language is. I WANT to use Rebol for most if not all of my programming projects. But, I don't feel comfortable enough with the support structure around the language. In the past, a lot of my concerns could be explained away by saying that RT was a young company and Rebol was a young language, give it time. I don't think that excuse is going to work much longer. It's funny because I remember reading messages from Pekr a year ago and strongly agreeing with him. Here I am today, still reading messages from Pekr, and still agreeing with him. Nothing seems to have changed...and that's sad. Jamey.