[REBOL] Re: Rugby RIP
From: carl:cybercraft at: 18-Jan-2002 18:15
Thanks for the reply Holger. It cuts off one area of speculation and
from your tone I think we can safely assume RT would not mind further
developement of Rugby, which I'm sure all here are glad to hear.
On 18-Jan-02, [holger--rebol--com] wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2002 at 10:26:07AM +1200, Carl Read wrote:
>> Hmmm, perhaps that was the reference I was thinking of. My
>> instincts say to me that Maarten and RT have come to this decision
>> together, but that's just a gut feeling and could be wrong.
> It is wrong. We at RT are as surprised about this as everyone else.
> At the technical level IOS does have some overlap in functionality
> with Rugby, but it is targetted towards different markets and
> applications than Rugby. I do not see any kind of threat for one
> of those products by the other and, from that perspective, see no
> reason to discontinue work on Rugby. Maarten may have had other
> reasons though.
> Also, keep in mind that Maarten released Rugby under the BSD
> license, which basically means that anyone can use the sources for
> any purpose, create derivative products (even commercial ones),
> include it in other products etc., all without having to pay
> royalties, as long as certain basic conditions are fulfilled
> (liability disclaimer, copyright notice etc.). For a developer the
> BSD license is one of the "nicest" licenses to work with, much
> better and less restrictive than, e.g., GPL. So there is really
> nothing preventing anyone else from picking up Rugby and continuing
> development on it.