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Re: Acknowledge in paper

From: Nicholas Jankowski
Subject: Re: Acknowledge in paper
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 08:52:57 -0500

On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 8:51 AM, c. <address@hidden> wrote:

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".


I stand corrected :)

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