[REBOL] REALLY DISCOVER THE POWER OF REBOL Re:(2)
From: news:ted:husted at: 21-Sep-2000 16:37
On 9/21/2000 at 12:40 PM [ryanc--iesco-dms--com] wrote:
> This is why I think we should let things play out a bit longer before
showing everyone how its done.
Python, PHP, MySQL are all wildly popular, and Open Source. No mammoth
marketing team has swept in and taken them over.
Your arguments might sound reasonable to suits who don't know any
better, but the software marketplace doesn't actually work that way.
In practice, very few Open Source projects ever splinter. The people
smart enough to make them splinter are smart enough to keep that from
because they were not Open Source, and vendors implemented their own
closed source in different ways. All that happens is that people like
Elan, Gabrial, Lemir, and Joel don't waste time ruminating about how
REBOL is implemented. Rather, they can contribute working code to the
project. Carl would still control what goes into the kernal. But Carl
doesn't want that to happen, and so it won't. Pity, because it might
free up some of his developers to create real-life reference
applications, and then maybe more people would put REBOL to work.