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offer a truly free platform for the exchange of our research. I hope
 
offer a truly free platform for the exchange of our research. I hope
 
you join us!
 
you join us!
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Looking forward to your answer,
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Best regards,
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* 27/3/2012
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Dear Kasper Winther Joergensen,
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My name is Juan Pablo Carbajal, I am a developer of Octave-Forge[1]. I have downloaded the nmf toolbox 1-4-0 from your website and I find it very useful.
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Would you like to contribute it to Octave-Forge? I know licensing issues are difficult topics and therefore I approach you with utter respect.
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If you accept this invitation to contribute code to Octave-Forge, I can offer you the following
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- You will be properly credited and your papers will be linked as well.
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- Maintenance of your toolbox, test and demos will be taken over by the Octave and Octave-forge community. Of course you can continue contributing, and we will very happy to have you among us.
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- I will take care of code formatting, demos and test.
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- You function will be directly downloaded and installed form an Octave terminal (assuming it is packed inside linear-algebra package):
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>pkg -forge install linear-algebra
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The only thing that you need to do is to release your code under GPLv3 (we like this one :D ) or any license compatible with them, e.g.
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FreeBSD. Chih-Jen Lin (author of the file nmf_cjlin in your toolbox) and Jingu Kim have already send me their permission to post their code in Octave-Forge. I hope you join us!
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In case you are interested, I can tell you about successful experiences of together researches contributing their work. For example the Matgeom community[2] released under GPLv3 so that Octave-forge can mirror they package[3]. Biomechanics & Neurosciences researchers[4] have also changed their license to GPLv3 to allow us to produce packages out of their excellent algorithms. We are trying to offer a truly free platform for the exchange of our research.
    
Looking forward to your answer,
 
Looking forward to your answer,
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