[Pipet Users] Re: pipet-users digest, Vol 1 #282 - 2 msgs

Andy Elvey andy.elvey at paradise.net.nz
Mon Jul 9 03:47:09 EDT 2001

----- Original Message ----- >
> Message: 1
> From: COFFMAN Steven <SCoffman at COVANSYS.com>
> Any cool software revolutions brewing you find interesting?
> -Steve

Yes !  Although its still in its early stages, check out Oscar/Primo (
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OSCAR-PROJECT )
 OSCAR = Open Source Code Aka Rebol.  As the name suggests, this is an
open-source imitation/"work-alike" of Rebol (http://www.rebol.com ) .
   Rebol is an **amazing** package that has to be seen to be believed.  The
most compact and powerful programming-language syntax I've seen , and that
includes Python - Rebol even out-does that :-)   Supports any data-type you
can think of, and pretty much **all internet protocols**  as well - all in
less than 1/2 MB download.
   ( Sorry if this seems a bit "ad-like" ..... :-)
  Sadly - Rebol itself is not open-source. Free , yes (Rebol/Core anyway) ,
but not open-source. Hence, the above project, which has a keen and able
core group of developers (I'm a keen follower, not one of the developers).
If you have some free time and are keen to help, I'm sure they'd love to
hear from anyone here .....
   If  Oscar/Primo can become something close to Rebol, that'll be great -
I'm awaiting with keen interest !

> -----Original Message-----
> From: J.W. Bizzaro
> To: pipet-users at bioinformatics.org
> Sent: 7/5/01 6:23 PM
> Subject: [Pipet Users] Re: Open-source fans try to outflank .Net - Tech News -
> CNET.com
> Here's a very telling quote:
>     Last week, de Icaza said he's researched .Net extensively,
>     likes it and believes having a version of .Net for Linux
>     would be "good for Linux and Microsoft."
> I heard Miguel talk in Boston last year, and he unabashedly says that he
> likes and copies Microsoft programs for Gnome.  Personally, I think that
> GNOME and KDE are much too much like Windows AND EACH OTHER.
> Here's a good question: Is it possible to create an "open-source
> Linux-based clone" of a Windows-centric system/standard dictated by
> extend  extinguish" Microsoft?
> Cheers.
> Jeff
 Yes again ! See the above ...... :-)

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