"This opinion piece in Notices of the American Mathematical
Society, argues that since mathematicians increasingly rely on
software in generating their results, we should be increasingly
concerned about the use of proprietary math software, since (a) not
everyone has access to that software and (b) the code used by that
software is usually closed-source, so the algorithms used can't
generally be evaluated.
"I agree. It's the same reason why I (and other scholars) don't
like locking my information into proprietary file formats--academia
has a tradition of free exchange of information, at least in the
sense that academics almost always disclose all of their methods
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