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Wolfram software infringement letter

Posted by Steve Vondran | Jan 06, 2023

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According to Wikipedia:

Wolfram Mathematica is a software system with built-in libraries for several areas of technical computing that allow machine learning, statistics, symbolic computation, data manipulation, network analysis, time series analysis, NLP, optimization, plotting functions and various types of data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other programming languages. It was conceived by Stephen Wolfram, and is developed by Wolfram Research of Champaign, Illinois.[8][9] The Wolfram Language is the programming language used in Mathematica.[10] Mathematica 1.0 was released on June 23, 1988 in Champaign, Illinois and Santa Clara, California

Wolfram licensing agreement

According to their website, certain uses of Mathematica software are prohibited.  For example:

Prohibited Uses

All uses of the Software and other elements of the Product not specifically stated in the Permitted Uses and Installations section of this Agreement or otherwise set forth in alternative or supplemental license agreements or terms of use are prohibited, including, without limitation:

  1. running more Controlling Processes or Computational Processes concurrently than the maximum specified on Your License Certificate, or allowing access to a single Controlling Process by multiple computers or terminals;
  2. decompiling, disassembling or reverse engineering the Software;
  3. modifying the Software in any manner, except those portions written in the Wolfram Language and included as examples;
  4. distributing, publishing, transferring, sublicensing, lending, leasing, renting or otherwise making available the Product or any portion of the Software, including collections of data, except as permitted at for distributing Mathematica-generated code;
  5. copying or allowing copying of the Product or any elements of the Product, except as permitted for the maintenance of an archival copy of the Software as allowed by the Permitted Uses and Installations section of this Agreement;
  6. allowing access to the Product by any user other than Licensee;
  7. removing any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from the Product;
  8. installing separate components of each Controlling Process or Computation Process on separate computers, with the exception that the front end of a Controlling Process can be on a separate computer from the associated kernel;
  9. using the Software for any illegal purpose or to create malicious programs, including but not limited to creating computer viruses and malware or denying computer bandwidth to WRI and its affiliates and users; and
  10. using a password, activation key or other means of accessing the Software other than as specifically authorized by WRI.

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