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[REBOL] Re: Why Wiev is still claimed to be free??? (was) Re: Yes, REBOL/Core

From: gjones05:mail:orion at: 23-May-2001 5:44

From: "Paolo Russo"
<snip> > Consider it: I'm trying to promote REBOL actively and I will try NOT > to show your site to potential users in order to better achieve my > goal. <snip>
As a way of reinforcing this point, I have found myself using the same strategy. When I do give links, I still use links to the "REBOL in a Nutshell" and Ten Steps . These were the two pages that amazed me near 3 years ago as brief oversites to the power of REBOL. Currently, one has to look hard through the website to get a quick overview of the language. Pointing to the library of scripts is not beneficial, because they do not provide a cohesive overview. The Demos visually hint at the power but one has to download the program to run them. The code is retrievable but requires a bit of work. I would suggest making it very easy to see just how simple the coding can be. This is one of the main strengths of REBOL. As a summary on the website, I would seriously consider clarifying the pricing scheme. It is fine to stress "Free for Personal Use" but I would have to add that "... for Personal Use" part. Second I would reinstitute the brief overview pages for the language to give people a brief idea of the power and simplicity of REBOL. I would add a brief overview of the simplicity of /View dialect. And I would make these links *very* easy to find from the main page and product description pages. Just my thoughts. ("Opinions are like ***holes, everyone seems to have one!" don't recall the personality that said this one, but the idea has unfortunately stuck.) And, by the way, thanks for your careful explanation of the pricing scheme. --Scott Jones