[REBOL] Re: /View as a Product
From: drebol:mindspring at: 17-Feb-2001 15:56
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Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2001 4:55 AM
Subject: [REBOL] Re: /View as a Product
> Iam honestly sorry as I seem to have offended you somewhat.
> A couple of points I'd like to clear up.
> 1. I Love REBOL & wholehearted support REBOL Technologies.
> Secondly If you remember the Slashdot articles about REBOL, we got
> panned by that crowd, they beat us over the head with the open source
> and "SOME" made valid points regards REBOL versus PERL, PYTHON & RUBY etc.
me...Please don't hate me, this is only thoughts out loud
Don't be fooled. Each of these products were not open source when created
by individuals with focus in there beginnings. At first they were simple
but unique in there power to make others want to modualize them in there own
way. Everybody wanted
to add the missing important stuff and the person with focus could'nt focus
any longer so they found a way people could keep adding while there name ws
still on it, hence we get the open source theory.
I want REBOL to succeed massively however to get certain
> sections of the software community to even consider it you have to be open
> source, hence to help REBOL make headway in these areas Open Source Code >
Open Source Code does not make programs famous, being able to work on the
most computers makes the compiled language famous (C/C++,Cobol,VB,Java, in
(wich means nothing for the internet world) and in the end being able to
been seen by most client browsers makes noncompiled languages and
Now look at whats famous for the net and why? You don't have to change a
thing to get them to work, but just download them and write to it.
> It's all about choice, Just now we have only one choice REBOL versus the
> We have more to worry about in Java, MS Dot Net, Python, Perl etc. Let us
> take on those people, not each other.
You don't have to take on no one if your stuff works in people browsers.
It seems Rebol must be taking a niche market approach (set-top, wap,
telephony,messaging through netwworks) wich is harder to deal with than the
net because those markets don't exist right now(they do for the client in
They can't find out how to communicate outside of there selfs,could rebol
Possibly, but only with Rebol/Express. Chase the new money baby if you can.
If it doesn't work, you sell out and open your source, but you better have
an ace up your sleeve, THE BROWSER PLUG-IN, cause if you don't the buyers
even won't support what they bought from you either because your language is
a conflict of interest.
No ones asking for it because its not in there browsers, and thank God
because there crappy stuff is. But don't worry, this is just my personal
thoughts of 2 cents worth.