[REBOL] Re: Community (was IOS).
From: carl:cybercraft at: 19-Mar-2002 20:50
On 19-Mar-02, Terry Brownell wrote:
> So, if RT is going to just concentrate on apps, then why not offer
> Pro and command for free? Of course, if View/Pro/Command is making
> ANY decent money at all, then forget it, but if not, why not. I
> don't see Rebol growing too quickly given all the options out there
> that have 2000 times the community, and are free as well.
> Of course, if it was opened, then the community would grow as well.
I'm not sure what the difference between open-and-free and
closed-and-free would be with regards to REBOL's popularity, but
there's a great example of the difference between free and not-free
on download.com. Go here...
enter REBOL in the search engine and this is the result you get...
Core - freeware - 2,946 downloads.
View - shareware, $49 - 222 downloads.
People like free.
Personally I would've prefered RT to be selling developers' versions
of REBOL with "player" versions for free, (no Console and help and
stuff perhaps), but I acknowledge REBOL's a very hard language to
work out how to sell.