> On 11/12/12 7:44 AM, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:
>> I don't think the issue here is a GPL violation at all. I was only
>> slightly alarmed it might be, but I'm not anymore.
>> The real issue is that in order to give free programs to users of Mac
>> OS X we are first asking them to install a non-free compiler and agree
>> to its restrictive terms. That they are already running a non-free OS
>> isn't any reason to ask them to submit themselves to further
>> - Jordi G. H.
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> The issues here are:
> 1) Fink, Homebrew, and Macports are fundamentally source-based, so they
> don't provide binaries.
> 2) Octave doesn't have official OS X binaries currently.
> 3) We don't know of a workable free alternate build toolset.
> 4) OS X users who want Octave need to get it _somehow_.
> 5) Nobody has time to work on issues 1-3. :-)
> Alexander Hansen, Ph.D.
> Fink User Liaison
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