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Re: It costs how much?!!?!

Kenneth Mankoff wrote:

> And if it were open source, us linux-using students who like to hack
> things apart and put them together in our spare time would turn out some
> mean routines to improve the product.  This theoretical free open-source
> student IDL (wow, aren't i in a daydream) would probably have openGL, GUI
> builders, ports to Palm Vx OS, entire libraries of extensions, etc., all
> within a few months..

The only downside I am envisioning in this daydream is that then nobody
will be compatible with each other. I use Build 20.6.1a-1, David is on
21.3.4b, and Craig is on the legacy RSI one. More of a nightmare than
daydream :-(