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Re: Mathworks-hosted GPL'd software

From: Joseph Wakeling
Subject: Re: Mathworks-hosted GPL'd software
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 16:57:50 +0100
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Richard Stallman wrote:
> I wonder if I am confusing Scilab with some other non-free program
> whose name starts with "Sci".

No, your memory was correct.  Scilab used to be released under a
non-free license.  Here's the web archive of their FAQ from 2007:

It's an interesting illustration of your point about the importance of
avoiding the term 'open source', since despite its license conflicting
with both the Free Software definition and the Open Source definition,
Scilab's slogan at the time was 'The open source platform for numerical

Best wishes,

    -- Joe

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