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Date: 2007-03-08 (12:22)
From: Gerd Stolpmann <info@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Interactive technical computing
Am Donnerstag, den 08.03.2007, 14:27 +1100 schrieb skaller:
> On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 22:19 -0500, Jim Miller wrote:
> > Ah, I misunderstood ...
> > 
> > I would say that with the researchers I know of and work with, the
> > answer would be no.  $5K these days is a lot of money for most of the
> > scientists I'm working with, to the point that they're actually using
> > Octave and R (free) and moving away from buying their analysis
> > packages. 
> So how about $500? I just picked a random number out of the air.
> Don't forget .. the general framework Harrop describes isn't
> restricted to the science market, certainly not just atmospherics.
> Although with the current hype about global warming, atmospheric
> modelling might get additional funds pumped in .. :)

Hehe, scientists and business...

Here is a way that could work (because it already worked for me):

- Make the product open-source (this is a door-opener!)
- Make a good web site, with add-ons etc.
- Announce yourself as the guy who increases the productivity of the
highly-paid scientists, and offer your consultancy services

I say that because it is not so easy to sell licenses for money (high
costs to even be recognised as a product vendor). It is not so easy to
get rich these days...

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