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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Microsoft and a version of R

From: Andrés Muñiz Piniella
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Microsoft and a version of R
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 00:24:58 +0100
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El 25 de junio de 2015 14:27:09 GMT+01:00, Thomas HARDING 
<> escribió:
>On 24/06/2015 22:37, Algot Runeman wrote:
>> I stumbled across this post:
>> and felt compelled to write a comment.
>> "It sounds as if Microsoft should just buy TIBCO. The result won't be
>> R, perhaps. R is important because it is not buried cryptically in 
>> commercial products, R is important because it is Free Software, out 
>> in the open where scientists can evaluate the analysis of data from 
>> top right down to the bottom, not being forced to "believe" that a 
>> company has done a creditable implementation in its black box
>> The GPL is designed specifically to ensure the visibility of software
>> upon which our analysis relies."
>As reading that article (or more probably "commercial") too, Microsoft 
>would gain far more to licence "Microsoft SQL-Server" and "Microsoft 
>Excel" under GPL, as some unsuitables features could be drop-out and 
>some useful ones implemented. It would not be a change regarding the 
>usual retro-compatibility of these "products" (what we call
>Obviously, a complete re-writing would be needed in order to reach the 
>goal, and neededs.
>I also remain an article entitled "why we failed with SQL Server", or 
>something like...

So MS excel is looking to imitate gnumeric which already consults with R 
project to get accurate statistics? Why would they need to buy company to do 
this? Or did I miss something?

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