Linked by Kaj-de-Vos on Thu 20th Dec 2012 00:22 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS As the Syllable project predicted many years ago, version 3 of the REBOL programming language has finally been open sourced, under the Apache 2 licence (screenshot on Syllable Desktop). Also, the alpha version of the high-level Red programming language, supporting Syllable Desktop, has been released, by now in version 0.3.1 (screenshot, demo program, video at the Science Park in Amsterdam).
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Why the emphasis on Syllable?
by jockm on Sat 22nd Dec 2012 17:48 UTC
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2012-12-22

I have no skin in this game, the last time I touched REBOL was years ago and I saw what was unique and interesting about it, but didn't end up caring much about it. I suppose I could say the same thing about Syllable for that matter, but that isn't my point.

Yes, I get that there is a high concordance between REBOL folk and Syllable folk, so it is good news for that community, but it isn't their news.

Surely the point of this story is that REBOL is being open sourced, and that is where the credit should go — to Carl Sassenrath and anyone else who was involved in open sourcing the language.

Who really cares if the Syllable folk predicted that it would be open sourced? And if if you look at the time between the prediction and it happening it wasn't an especially on the nose prediction either. Nor is that the relevant bit of the story, and yet it is presented as the lead.

Let us give credit where credit is due.

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