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[REBOL] /View as a Product

From: ptretter:norcom2000 at: 16-Feb-2001 7:49

Actually, I thought about this in great length. I think /View should be the actual CORE product of which everything else is built on including /Command. Additionally, I think /View should be offered for free as well. There is plenty of room for RT to make products based on /View alone. If /View were free then: Most likely more people would use /View. RT would not have to maintain a separation of /Core and /View. I believe the Runtime approach is the best approach but expand it to include /View that way RT makes profits off of /View scripts that customers want to distribute. After all /View is the product that most users will want to distribute their scripts in the Runtime format. If this is all done as stated what need do we have for projects like Oscar or other REBOL clones - wouldnt this be a deterrent to competition. With this approach - those that have the time to learn REBOL are not punished with purchasing the product after they have contributed time and effort into learning the language and contributing where they can to this list and to helping test the products. Obviously I would include within the licensing of the product that any commercial use would be subject to a cost to the user. Just my two cents. Paul Tretter