X-Windows, InterViews, and molecular biology software

Jack Kramer jkramer at molbio.med.miami.edu
Sat Feb 16 18:55:40 EST 1991


In article <9102161836.AA03122 at menudo.uh.edu> Davison at UH.EDU (Dan Davison) writes:
>A comment about the Free Software Foundation's commerical software
>policy is not true:
>
>
>> 	Unless, of course, you wish to _eat_ by selling what you write
>> Chris Dow                             IntelliGenetics
>
>the software on the NeXT?  You can use it commerically *if* you also
>distribute source code and make available the compilers for a media
>charge.  MIPS, Alliant, NeXT haven't hand a problem selling their
>

The obvious solution would be for ALL vendors of major academic
software packages to distribute the source as part of licensing.
The most popular molecular biology package vendor already does
and I believe that this is a primary reason for its popularity.




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