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Re: [tlug] GPL vs. paid version and ethics

> The thing is, there never would have been a Mozilla without Netscape,
> and no OpenOffice without Sun Microsystems.  Admittedly, Mozilla today
> is a more open project and still is a big improvement over IE, but
> OpenOffice is just a wannabe.  Octave is not Matlab, R is not S, and
> Maxima is not Mathematica.  MySQL and PostgreSQL are wonderful, but
> they're not Oracle or DB2.  GNOME and KDE are not the Mac OS X GUI.

I can argue with you over a few of them, but only subjectively. However
"R is not S" I can give a more objective refutation: the last release of
S-PLUS was 2007 and the most notable feature was adding R package


Darren Cook, Software Researcher/Developer (About me and my work) (My blogs and articles)

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