[REBOL] Open source project Re:(7)
From: mccarter:uniserve at: 11-Oct-2000 13:16
I think the main worry here is how much info is shared to the community.
Carl has been around the block for a while and I am sure that he has been
weighed laid and parlayed, and intimately knows how IT gets stolen so
in this business. Rebol is a work in progress and we are the lucky beta
( and I'm damn glad to be able to use it ). There is 20 years plus of
that Carl has put into this. The balancing act is very tough as the cost
of hiring the highly skilled help to finish such a monumental task and
off the worries of the Venture Capital, and satisfying the developer
community are all pulling in different directions. ( not to mention the
of york peppermint patties).
I personally would like a support network at least as good as the Novell
knowledge base, big bucks to do that, and I am sure that in the future
it will happen.
I just hope that Rebol makes a large enough splash in the language market
to gain and maintain a large market share, the worry is if there appears
a r++ or maybe r#, or r## maybe from some big competitor who
has infinitely deep pockets... tightrope .....
I believe the caution that we are seeing and the very close playing of
the cards are necessary, annoying, but necessary