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Re: License terms for free Mathematica Player

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  • Subject: [mg106642] Re: License terms for free Mathematica Player
  • From: "Nasser M. Abbasi" <nma at>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 01:41:29 -0500 (EST)
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"AES" <siegman at> wrote in message 
news:hjmjcq$bb$1 at
> In article <hjjqf2$91h$1 at>,
> "Nasser M. Abbasi" <nma at> wrote:
>> You do not need a license to use the free Mathematica player. Just like 
>> you
>> do not need a license to open a pdf file using the free pdf reader?
> The licensing terms that you must agree to for using the free
> Mathematica player are located at
> <
> ml>
> Lotsa fine print!

One thing I see is this:
The following uses of .nbp Files are prohibited:
Selling the file or including the file in a commercial service.
Distributing the file under a cost-recovery scheme (via interdepartmental 
billing) within an organization.

So, I can't sell my .nbp file. I did not know this. But I am not sure why 
WRI would put this restriction. If I want to sell my .nbp, why would this 
not be allowed?

You are right, lots of print. But so is the license I just clicked on for 
the adobe product the PDF reader, which I never bothered to read, has lots 
of print, so is that for using Java. There seem to be a license to use 
anything on the net. I am sure there is a license somewhere for using google 
and yahoo.

I am not a lawyer, so I would not try to play one here, but i'd like to see 
the Mathematica player be completely free to use with no restrictions.

> Some of the things you can and cannot do with the free Player, compared
> to a purchased Player, are listed at
> <>

Yes, that is what I said before, the free player should have no 


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