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[REBOL] steel latest news.. pretty long... Ignore if you wish..

From: maximo::meteorstudios::com at: 16-Sep-2003 16:45

hi all, Is been a while, he is an update on the STEEL project status and a follow up to the licensing issue. vacation: --------- I took two COMPLETE weeks of vacation from work AND projects. Unplugged all computers during that time, to reset my sanity. ;-) Should restart working on steel during the week. fixes: ------ before my vacation, I fixed several nasty bugs in some of the released liquid-vid handlers. remark.r and colorbox demo. new site?: ------------- No ETA on the new site and downloads, but most of it IS done. The first tutorial is in writing and nears completion. As soon as it is done and I have more definitive views on the licensing, I will update the site. Won't be long, just be patient a few more days... maybe another week at the most. The licensing is what is currently holding me back. I have to settle this now, before the tools get too widespread and that I can't go back. LICENSING: ---------- gpl and osi certification is a NO GO. -- Basically, anyone who works on a OSI certified project HAS to share his code and cannot really make any commercial license usefull. Anyone in the world can copy a gpl bound project and then make profit from it, not only people who put effort in the project. I am not charging any money and I do not wish anyone else to do so with my work, and sacrifices. Moreover, you cannot relicense your stuff separately. Anything a contibuter adds is automatically gpl-bound so users could not use your stuff commercially even though they use a commercial license of steel, unless each contributor specifically grants a license to each user... this is chaos in the making. :-( So... I will build my own license the SCL - Steel Community License. ---------- I was about to to put it in this mail, then I figured it would have been too long a mail... so I'll just post the license with the rest of the new site when its ready. The license will be subject to change depending on the community's comments (if any). All comments welcome... happy to be on the list after this (short) time off. -max ------------- Steel project coordinator ------------- PS: I'm surprised to see just how long I have been able to stay focused on this one project (steel) so far, even though I find that its moving along at a snails pace. Historically I am a creative type and get impulsive with newer exciting stuff...( like AI and MANY other non programming stuff (rally-car racing, painting, personal 3d animation projects, and soooo many other tempting things).