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[REBOL] REBOL momentum builds

From: carl::rebol::com at: 15-May-2002 10:57

Dear REBOL List: I just wanted to drop by the list and say hi. I wish I had more time to participate in the discussions here. So many good ideas and questions! I would like to comment on every message... ===Webby As you know, REBOL was recently nominated for a Webby. This is a huge honor for us, being picked as one of the top five technical achievements along with Google, Sony, and two others. Although the Webby itself is decided by a closed group of people, the People's Voice award is picked by the public. This is our opportunity to make REBOL stand out. I realize that it's not that easy to vote, but please do! Google now has the lead, but REBOL is second. Let's make REBOL first. Be sure to tell your friends and coworkers to vote too. Also, send the REBOL Webby press release to your local newspapers. Now that is REBOL networking. ===Bio Update For those of you in the CZ Republic, I've added a more detailed history/bio on myself and put a few photos along with it (including nice Amiga team photo). You can find it at: ===New REBOL Licensing I think it's time to change the licensing for REBOL/Core and REBOL/View. What do you think? Here's what I'm thinking: Core and View would be free for use and redistribution for commercial and noncommercial use; however, if more than five copies are in use at a single company, then purchasing would be required. Exception would be the use of REBOL for any educational purposes. This mean you can use REBOL for creating and selling your programs, for in-house servers, for small company clients, and for use in consulting solutions. What we're really trying to do is avoid XYZ Company using it for free with their 100,000 employees. They can afford to pay for it, and we need them to do so. (Unlike Linus, etc., we don't have any other jobs but REBOL!) ===Release of new Core and View It's good to see users reporting that the new Core and View fix a number of bugs and crashes. We've been using this Core for so many months now, we've forgotten about those. Also, be sure to tell us about any additional types of crashes, and we'll get them fixed. Please use the new feedback form at: If you post them to the REBOL-list, chances are we'll never see them. Sorry. ===Just Remember on IOS... I just wanted to point out that, just as VID is just a subsystem running on View (and you can write your own VID or similar GUI system), the IOS Desktop is just an application that runs on IOS. IOS is capable of a lot more than just that provided by the Desktop. In fact it is possible to create custom desktop apps that change it completely. The desktop is written 100% in REBOL and is about 40K of code. We've been thinking of alternate types of desktops that are more organizational workflow specific. We've got some killer-app ideas too! That's it for now! Got to run. Remember to Vote for REBOL! -Carl Carl Sassenrath REBOL Founder