Annuncio di interruzione attività
22 maggio 2021
MacKichan Software, Inc., after providing word processing software for those who speak the language of mathematics for forty years (under several names), will be closing its doors on June 30, 2021. This will mark the end of sales and support for the MacKichan Software products.
Scientific Word version 6.1 will be free and downloadable from www.mackichan.com. Soon, it and its source code will be available as open source software. Once the open source repository is available, it will be announced in www.mackichan.com.
Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook versions 5.5 and 6 will be available for sale through June 30.
Since both these programs contain the proprietary computer algebra system MuPAD, they cannot be made free and will not be available for sale after June 30.
All owners of Scientific WorkPlace or Scientific Notebook should have a serial number that was included in their purchase. This number is also included in the license file for your installation as the last line in the file. If you need to install your software on a new or different computer, you will need to re-activate the software on that computer using that serial number. The software can be activated as before, using the Help/Activate menu item. This contacts the MacKichan Software licensing server, which we will keep running for two years or longer.
We hope to make version 5.5 of Scientific Word available in the future. It currently contains several components that are licensed and not owned by MacKichan Software. These components need to be removed, and our intention is then to make Scientific Word version 5.5 open source, as well.
Sites with permanent site licenses will of course be free to use Scientific WorkPlace and/or Scientific Notebook as long as they like. Those sites that have paid for maintenance with home-use satellite licenses can continue, but will be unable to create new satellite licenses after their maintenance agreement expires.