I recently switched from Matlab to Julia. It is my first time to use an open-source programming language. So far I have been loving it very much. I am very grateful for all the help from this very friendly Julia community!
One thing I have been wondering is that how could we make this tool available to everyone for free? Right now, I am donating monthly to this project, but the “donation” nature makes it hard for me to pay Julia using my research project funding. I would recommend the below business model:
- Free for personal use
- Charge a one time fee of $1000 per person for each business use (commercial and academic) to get a perpetual license.
That way, we would have more funding to allow more people to be full time on making this wonderful programming language even better.