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[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.
-- Carl Read