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  1. I found another bit of FLOSS not long ago , 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 , IBM Lotus 1-2-3 , 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’ 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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