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Re: Another point about Mathematica 8.0

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  • Subject: [mg116543] Re: Another point about Mathematica 8.0
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 05:12:37 -0500 (EST)

On 2/18/11 at 4:37 AM, siegman at stanford.edu (AES) wrote:

>Can anyone (Wolfram employees in particular) point me to any other
>consumer software product that requires purchasers to promise to
>limit the tasks that they will perform using the standard, built-in,
>non-crippled capabilities of the software?

>(Tasks that the software is designed and intended to do; and a
>promise that is legally binding, and can, at least in theory, be
>legally enforced and lead to penalties.)

I am not aware of any software license that has restrictions as
you've indicated above including the license for Mathematica.
Such restrictions seem totally inane and very unlikely to be
enforceable in any manner.



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