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[REBOL] Re: Does REBOL want to be a platform?

From: ddharing::mindspring::com at: 31-Aug-2002 13:54

I read Joel's article last night. Rebol could be a platform just like the JVM (Java Virtual Machine) but without freely distributable runtimes for the uncrippled product it won't happen. I've been monitoring RT's progress since 1999 and have been disappointed by their lack of momentum. I love the idea of the X-Internet, but it looks like they're beginning to chase after the corporate CEO with a grand vision of the next groupware product instead of courting the developer. Does RT want IOS to be the Lotus Notes of the X-Internet. Don't get me wrong. The Notes product made Lotus a lot of money, but where is it really today and how many people develop for it? PACTIV Corporation uses it as a glorified email system and I've heard the same thing about other companies too. Let's bring on the license changes that Carl S. talked about and see where RT stands a few years from now. I think we'll all be pleasantly surprised. David den Haring.