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GUI builder, alliances, openness
- To: "Keith J. Cambra" <Email removed by user request>
- Subject: GUI builder, alliances, openness
- From: Porttikiven Anssi <email@example.com>
Keith J. Cambra wrote: > so what do you think is needed for Inferno to "over take" >Java in the marketplace ... > a good GUI builder? ... A GUI builder (as well as Java support and a major string handling speedup, probably a measured bottleneck of the 0.2 system) is promised in the "what we are implementing now" section of the beta 0.2 docs. What is needed is some street credibility within the microcomputer industry, major business alliances and a substantial investment in initial application development work. I also expect a public clarification of the openness of Inferno. Lucent people here admitted that Inferno is less open than Java. How, why, and can you be so arrogant to think you can afford to be that or even to be perceived that? Probably the source code will remain a sales item (it is interesting to speculate on other forms of income, though), but should you not give the control of the architecture spesification to a public consortium? Don't you trust in your professional authority to steer it to the right direction, anyway? I don't really know if this has any practical meaning from the point of encouraging third party investment to the Inferno hype, but it would be a nice PR stunt. It would prove you are not arrogant or ignorant of the market's needs, both perceived and real.