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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Wednesday 30 Jun 2010 22:48 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz stopped playing his vuvuzela long enough to say:
>> ____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Tuesday 29 Jun 2010 01:09 : \____
>>> Gunnar Gren stopped playing his vuvuzela long enough to say:
>>>> 2010-06-22 Chris Ahlstrom <ahlstromc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>>>>> How many licenses of MATLAB did I need to buy?
>>> Oooh! That means I get a good discount!
>> Only if you're a Ph.D. student whose code they are trying to make dependent
>> on MATLAB (so that you buy a licence when you become a doctor
>> and want to _run your *own* goddamn code_). :-)
>> Proprietary software is malicious.
> I wouldn't say it is malicious, so much as voracious. Unlike a physical
> object, which ultimately breaks or runs dry, software keeps on working,
> choking off the revenues. Hence the feature wars where the tip of the
> iceberg sells.
> Thanks to Free software, I no longer care about the "feature matrix".
Still, proprietary software imposes artificial limitations and prevents even a programmer from
running his/her own program. It's a real problem to curators too.
~~ Best of wishes
The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard. -- BSD fortune
Nah, the problem is that it doesn't have enough chlorine. -- Lionel in ASR
It also lacks an undertow for the weak ones. -- Joe Creighton in ASR
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