Re: [dwm] dwm's future

From: Matthias-Christian Ott <>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 23:30:39 +0200

On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 10:58:31PM +0200, pancake wrote:
> When I was in the university I had to use matlab. Proffessors told me
> that I can use the windows boxes in place, but for personal reasons
> (time and so) I proposed them to use the telnet interface and use it
> remotely.
> It happened that their license didn't allowed them to export the
> application via network. Which is IMHO a very stupid and privative
> limitation.
> At this point I decided to install octave on a remote netbsd box, add
> some fixes to the package and I develop all the tasks finding
> equivalences between the sintaxes.
> The last page of my work was an explanation of the reasons for using it.
> I just explain that I don't support software that limits my freedom and
> possibilities, and I also explain how incorrect is to teech people with
> privative tools.
> They accept my project but things didn't changed.

At least you didn't loose your dignity, carried out your principles and
proofed that Free Software is as powerful as an expensive proprietary software.


> On Apr 27, 2009, at 9:05 PM, Amit Uttamchandani <>
> wrote:
>>>> Except some of us don't have a choice and have to use this for their
>>>> work or at uni...
>>> Well, what about GNU Octave? Mathematica seems to have become as
>>> much a
>>> disease as Fortran was in last decades.
>> I once tried to explain to my professor if I could use Octave instead
>> of Matlab but he wouldn't even hear of it...I even tried explaining
>> that is compatible, etc., etc. but no luck...
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