On 1/1/07, snacktime <snacktime / gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/31/06, cremes.devlist / mac.com <cremes.devlist / mac.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Dec 31, 2006, at 4:07 PM, snacktime wrote:
> >
> > > Another option would be to make it free but not open source.  The
> > > source could still be provided for review to those that need it, but
> > > would require signing a simple contract to not release the source, and
> > > not to modify it unless you were a Vital developer, which only costs
> > > $100.  But with those restrictions I doubt many people would even use
> > > the software.  It has a limited market to begin with, even though
> > > there is nothing out there like it that isn't fairly expensive.
> >
> > I'd love to see it just so I could see a (hopefully) good example
> > using eventmachine and a home-grown protocol using netstrings.
>
> There is some netstrings sample code in the eventmachine repository
> somewhere, that's where I got the idea from.  I'd never really looked
> at it before, and when I did I liked it.  It's great for simple line
> oriented tcp protocols.
>

You might be interested in this article, published in this month's CACM.
http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1188913.1188921&coll=ACM&dl=ACM&idx=1188913&part=periodical&WantType=periodical&title=Communications%20of%20the%20ACM&CFID=10300099&CFTOKEN=82686562