I disagree completely. Open and free static compilation capability would benefit the overall Julia and scientific ecosystem in three major ways: Major competitive advantage over python and will allow Julia to compete with Go, Rust and newer compiled languages for dev ops, web assembly apps, increasing adoption and helping scientific devs with better general purpose compute tools.
Two, static compilation with WASM output so researchers and other people can tweak and mess around with model parameters without having to install Julia.
Three, Compiling shared libs for use from other frameworks. I’d like to use Julia to build free software that matlab and python users can call, but right now this is cumbersome or impossible.