[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? ;-)
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