Is this the appropiate list?

Xavier Amatriain xamat at
Mon Oct 18 11:38:34 UTC 2004

> About MatLab, I think that the best solution is to organise a group for 
> programmes in order to improve Octave or write a new MatLab-compatible Free 
> package.

I agree with you. But then, it is really hard to convince people to
switch to Octave if they think that using Matlab they are still Free
because they are using/publishing GPL code. The problem is that if this
situation continues at the end there will be more Free than non-Free
value to Matlab and then, how are we convince people to switch to Octave
or any non-Free alternative?

It is like if everyone started writing MS Windows-only Free Software.
Who would want to use GNU/Linux then?

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