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[REBOL] Re: What can be found on web soothsaying

From: jasonic:panix at: 25-Sep-2001 16:55

> This really is just a shift from development staff (Bo and Kris) to
> oriented staff (Scot and Tom). The only reasonable conclusion we can draw
> this is that RT operates on a limited budget and they are preparing to
> revenues from existing or soon to be released products. Sounds allot like
> news to me.
.. or perhaps a brilliant trojan horse strategy to promote Rebol ;-) Makes sense in a way - put one of your top programmer hired to do major development inside another business whose needs could best be met by using Rebol. In effect they pay for further development and testing hands-on of major commercial application. A while later, a hot new item gets added to the Rebol news page. It is also a simple low-tech way to test the response-waters if anyone is interested in Rebol etc. This is similar to what Digital Creations have been ding with Zope development and commmercial consulting. They gave Zope away - opensource + free. That generated publicity good will and seeded a crcuial developement community. Menwhile they landed web development contractss, typcailly for TV adn radio sites which paid them to grow Zpe in an evnvironment of direct user-needs. Thte openSruocing of Zope was a condition/idea of their vernture capitalist. Most Zoesites are non profits. Digital Crations very recently changed their name to Zope Corp to calrify their business position. compare the VC announcement from 1998 the merry clones [Zope development done by stealth team at Digital Creations] Last time I check, none of these credited Zope. Excpet for cbsnweyork, none of these even anounced or publicized on teh Zope mailing list, even as many developers were looking for commercial sites as arguments to convince their bosses whty they shoudl use a technology they had never heard of and which had no books about it. [sound familiar] Anyway, the more I explore Rebel the cooler I think it is, and the brighter its future. But then I am old Amiga user so what do I know :-)? - Jason