Wolfram's Mathematica is trying to carve out a place in this list. It's not free, but it is much cheaper than MatLab. It's still closed source, though.
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Absolutely. A corporation doing a H1-B should basically be required to fast-track the imported worker as an American citizen, instant acceptance, with full voting rights and the right to switch jobs after 2 weeks notice, the same as the rest of us. None of this indentured servitude for pennies on the dollar crap. I doubt there would ever be more than a handful of H1-Bs requested after that was enacted.
We actually have a large number of unemployed older IT workers who already have more training than is needed for most of those jobs. They are not, however, 25 years old, with exactly two years experience in the latest technology and willing to relocate to Silicon Valley and work for whatever corporate America wants to pay them. H1-B visas should require forcing an equal number of executive vice-presidents to relocate to the appropriate third-world nation and take a pay cut to whatever is common there.
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