I think that any effort made by scientist (serious scientist) is made
available to the community by means of publications. And this should hold
for every field, also software's efforts. I understand that behind a
program package there is a big work, but I think that the salary for this
work is the worldwide aknowledgement of the validity of the outcame product.
Moreover, it should be possible to get money (as grants) from companies
producing computer, whenever the software is particularly developed for their
platforms. Finally, I would appreciate to test the product before spend
money for that. Often, one claimed new product is just a restyling of an
older and cheaper one.
Thanks for your attention.
Dott. Francesco Capozzi
University of Bologna
Via Ravennate 1020
47023 Cesena (FO)
e-mail fcapozzi at metal.foodsci.unibo.it
phone:0039-547-382400 (before 17:00 G.T.)