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Re: Acknowledge in paper

From: c.
Subject: Re: Acknowledge in paper
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:51:01 +0100

On 14 Nov 2012, at 14:28, Nicholas Jankowski wrote:

>  "This work made extensive use of the open source GNU Octave software which 
> is made freely available by the Octave development community, and the authors 
> are grateful for their support."  or something similarly gushy.

GNU software explicitly recommends avoiding the term "open source" as it is 
misleading and misses the main point in Free Software. [1]
It would be a sign of appreciation for the work of those who develop Octave and 
believe in the principles of Free Software to respect their ideas and their 
point of view and to refer to Octave as "Free" rather than "open source".


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