[REBOL] Re: oss revisited (briefly!)
From: gedb01:ya:hoo at: 12-Feb-2004 23:20
<[robert--muench--robertmuench--de]> wrote: >
> On Tue, 10 Feb 2004 17:19:15 +0000 (GMT), Ged Byrne
> > What benefits could Rebol/Core gain from cross
> > fertilisation with other open source projects like
> > OCAML and PLTScheme?
> I don't know. We can create a Rebol standard library
> as well. The guys
> from Rebol.org are doing a very good job to setup a
> CPAN like model.
> > RT are already giving away REBOL/Core, so it
> > make them money.
> Which is generous I think.
Generous, yes, but I think it also makes sound
commercial sense as well.
> > The product they do sell, such as the SDK or IOS
> could only benefit from
> > an enhanced
> > core.
> No, I don't agree. These can only benefit from
> higher sales numbers. It's
> a business questions, not a technical one. Robert
Sorry. What I mean is that an improved technical core
could only be beneficial for the products built upon
it. I did not mean that this was the only way
Sales numbers would be great too.
I've been spending sometime getting REBOL to work on
my upcoming website and it takes a while to realise
why things are done the way they are. I think that
this has altered my perspective a little. Open source
languages tend to lean towards 'least suprise' rather
than internal consistancy.
Perhaps a strict control of the core really is
necessary in order to truly innovate. I'm giving it
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