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[REBOL] Re: free REBOL?

From: maximo:meteorstudios at: 1-Aug-2003 12:53

hi, I do not know how the bills are being paid by RT but I'm not sure they are selling rebol/pro 75$ just because rebol sounds cool. I think they have bills to pay and they have to get money somewhere and the pro package is enticing enough so that some of us spent part of one paycheck to get it, without ruinning ourselves. the problem is more like how do we get rebol to get industry acceptance, which would permit RT to either: -reduce the price of /pro, because it gets enough orders that its actually making profits and lowering the price will entice new users. -make enough money with IOS to make everything else free. that takes a while. It would be nice if they could partner with a large vendor, so that it gains support from a large group of users. (like whatever happened to the morpheus deal?). for example, softimage uses VB for its 3d scripting... I've heard softimage can't even write a VB tutorial, because they don't have the rights to do so, you are thrown to a MS VB site when you press on VB help! If rebol was integrated as a scripting tool for third-party apps, it truely would be powerfull, and it would allow a broad range of visibility with a wide range of users, which could help rebol gain more stability. -max ----------- meteor Studios, T.D. ----------- Never Argue with an idiot. They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience