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[REBOL] Re: Rebol and New Hybrid Software Model

From: greg:schofield:iinet:au at: 16-Sep-2007 21:08

If REBOL remains a hosted script language, it competes with inferior, but much better market established languages. The question of OpenSourceing the Core, may have a small effect in this, but does not I think consitute a major marketing edge, and there are risks involved. However, REBOL as the Application Environment running on its own miniscule OS is something else, and does have a potential marketing edge. Trying to get REBOL-Wildman sold to OEM is a possiblity, but a slim one regardless of the benefits. I keep saying the same thing, the PS3 - fixed architecture with an open invitation to install another OS. At the moment some 4.48 million units have been sold. Sell REBOL-Wildman for $80, bolstered up with basic apps and just curiosity sales give a healthy capital flow when such numbers are involved. Those sales of a few percent, would be enough to finance porting to related fixed hardware (small devices) and establish a niche worth having. The light-weight nature of REBOL-Wildman and the potential ease of customising SW with it, and using it both in hosted systems and small devices, is a niche that can grow expodentially as the future evolves. Such a niche can be powerful leverage point in gaining acceptence elsewhere as well. Greg Schofield Perth Australia