Re: [dwm] dwm's future

From: David Tweed <>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 22:47:48 +0100

I thought you mentioned stopping in the email you sent before this
one? (Or was that only applicble to other people?)

On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 10:30 PM, Matthias-Christian Ott <> wrote:
> 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.
> Regards,
> Matthias-Christian
>> 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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