[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
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.