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From: bry:itnisk at: 17-Dec-2002 12:17

>>That's my initial opinion, my second one is that RT could step up as a >>serious contender against Groove, which might work to build the >>developer base. >Yes, but that's the problem. RT seems to give up upon positioning IOS >against Groove or Lotus Notes. >We've seen no improvements of IOS during >last year, no new reblets released, etc.
Well I've worked with Groove and I did a quick evaluation of IOS, just to see how it worked, if they've given up positioning themselves against Groove then they have some sort of problem. IOS beats the versions of Groove I've worked with. I didn't go out and get IOS though, as I didn't see any way to build a business on top of it at the time (this has a lot to do with Danmark which is somewhat slow to pick stuff up), an sdk might be a good step. Since I never got too into the concept of IOS beyond the evaluation forgive my ignorance but couldn't people write their own reblets anyway?
> If such trend will continue, >IOS will die slow death.
This is gonna sound harsh but I'm of the opinion that unless RT gets some of that Bill Gates business-is-war attitude going then Rebol may die a slow death.
> So I just thought it would be better if some >company would take-over development of IOS, or even better, if RT would >sell IOS concept in terms of SDK, so developers could build various >custom solutions ... licensing scheme above was just an example, it >could be completly different ...
Sure. That was implicit in my second take on the subject, insofar as taking on Groove would involve courting developers, providing tools, sdks etc. , my first take was just the knee-jerk "whoa, more weird licensing?"