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[REBOL] Re: /View as a Product

From: agem::crosswinds::net at: 16-Feb-2001 22:51

Youch. Hard words, Jeff. But right. But, rebol not open source? I'm surprised. For me it is. In the same way as a pc+bios+linux is open source, or the amiga+fish-disks (better). (yep, hm, now there is an open-source bios, says /. , but i thought this some hours ago :) again, like amiga, Carl does a everywhere-the-same basis on which hobby-inventors (writers of c-compilers, conman, arexx, muchmore) can build. Its a basis which has to teach a lot, which is important to influence its programmers. This time Carl does'nt build the hardware. hardware is the usual cause to get money (obviously you can't disk-copy your box) this time he simulates the hardware, which is equally hard (decides the features which he can implement everywhere, but keeps it being featueres, wow). Since this is a hard part, i don't like my own extension in it, finding i have to patch on every system around because the wonderfull feature i added on 'a is hard to implement on 'b . it's a surprise for myself i accept this :) so i think, Carl builds the machine, and i add on top of it. I can add down to the »instruction set«, everythink possible is meazine, »open source«. Yes, i know, i don't run /command on my similar expensive machine, but this kind of pricing i invest every few years.. maybe next time for a virtual instead of a real machine, if rebol keeps this performace :) BTW a central person giving direction and basic code is very common in open source, like Linus, all this language - inventors, .. how many core-implementations of perl do you know? Often this projects are funded by sponsors instead of customers. It's another way. Like thinking TV with advertising is free. A kind of university-structure for programmers would be a better way, but else? (poorer payment, but good equipment, nearby competent persons to talk) BTW2 Mark, do you really think rebol needs three extra stacks? :) Volker
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Am 16.02.01, 19:24:41, schrieb Holger Kruse <[holger--rebol--com]> zum Thema [REBOL] Re: /View as a Product:
> On Fri, Feb 16, 2001 at 10:02:41AM -0500, [Robbo1Mark--aol--com] wrote: > > You will be able to mold it to suit your needs, you don't want /View
you can take this functionality out. You want /Command features you can add them in. You require database / audio / video / device or whatever other interface imaginable, then you can adapt /extend the program to cope with this.