[REBOL] Re: oss revisited (briefly!)
From: gedb01:yaho:o at: 10-Feb-2004 17:19
<[robert--muench--robertmuench--de]> wrote: >
> On Sun, 8 Feb 2004 09:36:10 -0900, Tim Johnson
> Well, why not? If someone can tell me a really
> benefit Rebol being
> open-source I might change my POV. Sorry, if this
> sound a bit harsh here,
> but only moaning without showing a solution is not
> that professional.
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I think the main benefit to making Rebol/Core open
source will be an improvement in the feature set.
At the moment there is deman for features like new
datatypes and unicode support. We are reliant on RT
If the code was open source, users would have the
opportunity to add these features themselves, possibly
based on the efforts of other open source projects.
For example, both Ruby and Python have borrowed a lot
of their standard libraries from Perl's code base.
What benefits could Rebol/Core gain from cross
fertilisation with other open source projects like
OCAML and PLTScheme?
RT are already giving away REBOL/Core, so it doesn't
make them money. The product they do sell, such as
the SDK or IOS could only benefit from an enhanced
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