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  1. I found another bit of FLOSS not long ago http://www.aplusdev.org/ , available under the GPL. This from Morgan Stanley, who as far as I know are a perfectly normal profit-seeking US corporation; just not in the business of selling software. Not quite sure why they GPL’d it rather than leaving it in-house; you’d have to ask them. Maybe it’s a kind of advertisement for their services business.

    Now, whether this destroys the business case for IBM APL http://www-306.ibm.com/software/awdtools/apl/ , IBM Lotus 1-2-3 http://www-142.ibm.com/software/sw-lotus/products/product2.nsf/wdocs/sshome , and/or Microsoft Excel, I don’t know.

    But nevertheless, it’s there, and it can’t be ‘un-invented’.

    And if anybody thinks that OpenOffice ‘calc’ http://www.openoffice.org/product/calc.html could do with a bit of enhancement, I assume they are welcome to take the source code for ‘aplus’ and attempt to integrate the two.

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