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Re: Woctave-another gui front end

From: Francesco Potortì
Subject: Re: Woctave-another gui front end
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 00:01:44 +0100

Sergei Steshenko:
>Metis _is_ open source.

No, this is wrong.

As you read at
Metis has restrictions on distribution (should ask permission before
distributing) and special restrictions on commercial distribution.  The
first goes against #1 and the second against #6 of the Open Source
definition that you find at <>, so Metis is not
Open Source Software.

As I explained in my previous mail, the same exact reasons explain why
it is not Free Software either (in fact, the two definitions identify
the same set of software licences).

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