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[REBOL] Re: Platforms to become 'unsupported'.........

From: carloslorenz:rebolbrasil:nobrenet at: 16-Jul-2004 11:25

Hi folks, REBOL is an excellent product and though lots of people have heard about it around the world only a very small group of programmers use it and of course this is due to the fact that REBOL 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 products 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 software (http://www.softwarelivre.gov.br/) in all levels of government administration and for sure 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 world 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 speechs and oferring trainnings abou REBOL around the world than trying to keep it behind closed doors. Carlos On Fri, 16 Jul 2004 06:49:43 +0200 Roland Hadinger <[roland--hadinger--arcor--de]> wrote: