Linked by Kaj-de-Vos on Mon 8th Nov 2010 22:37 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS The latest version of the REBOL 3 open host kit, alpha 110, enables Syllable Desktop for the first time to run the REBOL 3 client/server RebDev collaboration application for chat and development files sharing (screenshot).
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RE[2]: Comment by philcostin
by henrikmk on Wed 10th Nov 2010 12:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by philcostin"
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When is it not very visible what kind of license R3 has.

I think it would be a good idea, to ignore Rebol, till it will be really open source (GPL, BSD, MIT, or something like that). I must admit i don't know what license R3 has, but i guess it's still a quite restrictive one.


The license for REBOL 3 so far states:

- The core is closed and stays closed to exert maximum control of the language. There is going to be an escrow license available to make sources available to specific people/companies, in case REBOL Technologies goes belly up.

- The rest around the core is open sourced using the BSD/MIT license. This is the part that was also entirely closed in REBOL 2. Having this open, means that 3rd party users can port and are porting REBOL 3 to other OSes themselves. This also makes extensions possible, where you had to pay for these before.

I don't have a formal license text available.

Also I suspect that REBOL 3 will be a free (gratis) product, because everything you had to pay for in REBOL 2, can be done with extensions by a 3rd party in REBOL 3.

The SDK (so you can build closed executables) will likely cost money, but I'm not sure.

This gives an overview of what is open and closed:

http://www.rebol.com/rebol3/architecture.html

Edited 2010-11-10 12:19 UTC

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