[REBOL] Re: Platforms to become 'unsupported'.........
From: carloslorenz:rebolbrasil:nobrenet at: 16-Jul-2004 11:25
REBOL is an excellent product and though lots of people have heard about it around the
only a very small group of programmers use it and of course this is due to the fact that
has a very inflexible license model.
People that use REBOL know very well how good and fast it is to program with it rather
than with Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Lua, etc etc
Carl and RT folks know better than anyone else that REBOL is a superior language and
maybe that's why they are not so anxious to see it under an GPL license, for instance.
Thats's a way of thinking too much attached to the Wintel model of businness but this
model has proved not to be so efficient to small companies like RT.
Nowadays lots of small companies have learned how to make their money with open source
and I guess REBOL Technologies shoud consider it as a real choice to grow up and spread
REBOL to the world.
Emergent countries like mine are seriously considering the exclusive use of open source
(http://www.softwarelivre.gov.br/) in all levels of government administration and for
this is going to be another example to the world on how things can be managed being outside
the Wintel world.
I know this is not going to happen in the US too soon but in some other places of the
things are going the same direction too (see India and some cities in Europe).
So I think - and its just a thought - that RT people could earn much more money giving
and oferring trainnings abou REBOL around the world than trying to keep it behind closed
On Fri, 16 Jul 2004 06:49:43 +0200
Roland Hadinger <[roland--hadinger--arcor--de]> wrote: