Linked by renox on Thu 27th Sep 2012 17:41 UTC
General Development As REBOL has been referenced several time on OSNews, I thought that some here may be interested to know that its author has announced that REBOL will be open-sourced. The R3 source code will most likely be released under the GPLv2 license.
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REBOL is fairly dead.
by henrikmk on Sun 30th Sep 2012 21:32 UTC in reply to "REBOL is fairly dead."
henrikmk
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Even though not many use it, some people depend on it for their daily job, including me, and REBOL3's development is currently at a dead end.

Open sourcing it is something that has been requested for a long, long time, due to a slower and slower development pace and it will be deeply appreciated to finally get the bugs fixed and see some movement again.

However, while it's getting open sourced now, the open source alternative Red is gaining momentum and is being developed intensely at a much faster pace than REBOL3 ever was.

I expect there will be some competition between the two until one of them finally takes over, which I expect will be Red.

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