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Maybe we need an open-source Mathematica or Wolfram Alpha, but I don't think Wolfram would benefit of either being open-source.

He'd be remembered as having given a gift to mankind, which he might like very much.

Wasn't that NKS?

Seriously though, he did seem open to the idea of at least partially open-sourcing Mathematica during a recent AmA: http://sx.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/qisot/im_stephen_wolfra...

His very large book was the "gift" to the public. Now we just need to find the "rule" that explains the universe.

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