Re: Another point about Mathematica 8.0
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- Subject: [mg116582] Re: Another point about Mathematica 8.0
- From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
- Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 05:27:48 -0500 (EST)
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In article <ijo52o$ld5$1 at smc.vnet.net>, Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net> wrote: > 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. Mathematica's Home Edition seems to have just such restrictions (whether expressed via a "license" or in some other form I'm not sure). And, another poster has noted that BBEdit attaches some "noncommercial use only" restrictions to its Student Edition (priced at $49) compared to its regular edition (at $99). > Such restrictions seem totally inane and very unlikely to be > enforceable in any manner. Agree totally.