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Topic: Developing in MATLAB, deploying on Android?
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Frank Engels

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Registered: 10/6/10
Re: Developing in MATLAB, deploying on Android?
Posted: Mar 29, 2011 2:09 AM
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Walter Roberson <roberson@hushmail.com> wrote in message <1H9Bo.9895$8l4.9275@newsfe02.iad>...
> On 06/11/10 1:45 AM, Nasser M. Abbasi wrote:
>

> > As a student, the code I write in Mathematica, I can convert to player
> > format, and run it anywhere on the free player.

>
> And you miss the point that "anywhere" semantically *includes*
> commercial and government users. If you write something that you want to
> share for free, and I want to use it, then I have to pay Wolfram to be
> able to use what you want to be free.
>
> Consider the multitude of open source software, with utilities such as
> gcc or Octave: when people write those and want to share them for free,
> *everyone* can use them at no charge, no matter whether they are
> students or commercial or government users. The costs of the open source
> software development are borne entirely by the volunteers that write the
> software (or coordinate or test it), and there is no cost to people who
> receive it because the developers will that it to be free to everyone.
>
> If you have the time and money and good will, you can develop open
> source software around the Mathworks' compiler -- but you cannot develop
> open source software around the Mathematica player, because commercial
> and government users will be disallowed from using your program for free
> because of Wolfram's restrictions, not because of your will.
>

> > You jumped to commercial companies, I was talking about us, normal
> > people, walking down the street, students, private folks. The
> > Commercial companies have money to buy anything they want.

>
> I know that the organization I work for certainly does not have "money
> to buy anything they want". I wish I could give some examples of our
> present limitations, but I am not authorized to do so.




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