Monday, 10 September 2012

Rebol will be open source!

I'm very excited to write this post with Carl answer to Rebol community request to open Rebol:

"I need to apologize all of you for the lack of response to your comments. This was due to a funny incident that happened on my ranch.
Last week, a few heffalumps burst into my basement and turned over the last barrel of 1999 Ch√Ętemateloo. Unfortunately, the precious liquid flooded telecommunication cables and I lost network connection.
You know me, this is not a reason to give up.
Using a microwave oven, amateur radio, and 4 lines of code in REBOL I was able to construct a modem and here I am.
Well, I read very carefully your comments (the first two lines of each comment) and I noticed that most of them contain the phrase "Hi Carl". I was hoping that I'll find out from them what further steps should be taken to save the future of REBOL, but it seems that as usual I have to come up with a solution myself.
So, here it is.
I decided to open source REBOL.
Choice of license is very difficult because there are many kinds of them. I examined the majority of them, and none meets my needs. They are overloaded and too complicated. The only thing I can do in this situation is to write my own license. I name it ... Rebolense.
Creating a license is not an easy task, but is necessary.
I'll be working on it soon, so stay tuned."
Carl  
9-Sep-2012

Are you happy?

4 comments:

  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

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  2. please DON'T waste too much time in writing Rebolense, hire a good lawyer for it ;-)

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  3. Just so you know, that comment was a spoof by a troll. But the real Carl posted a real response on his blog that says he is going open source on Rebol.

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  4. So THAT was the fake Carl comment that he said was removed? I hadn't seen it..that's pretty funny! :)

    Wonder who the author was...the general Rebol trolls are not this clever!

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