CDF Licensing Options

For deploying CDF in the free Wolfram CDF Player

FreeCDF

Computable Document Format (CDF) is a public format. Under the Wolfram FreeCDF terms of use, your CDF documents along with their content carry the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (CC BY-SA). By using any Wolfram product to deploy your work as FreeCDF, you accept and agree to be bound by the terms of this license.

Attribution Requirements

FreeCDF files require attribution as follows:

  • Citation of the name of the original work and its creator
  • Identification of the work as FreeCDF, as carried by the Wolfram marks conveyed with
    the Wolfram CDF Player
  • For any reuse or redistribution of a CDF document, a statement of the license terms that
    apply to the work

EnterpriseCDF

EnterpriseCDF is ideal for organizations deploying production-level projects or creating CDF deliverables for their customers. EnterpriseCDFs are enhanced CDFs that may be distributed internally or externally, depending on the product licensing. EnterpriseCDF documents, along with their content, may be distributed with all rights reserved, and are not subject to the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (CC BY-SA).

Contact us to discuss options to customize your Mathematica Enterprise Edition for deploying CDF within a large organization, for publishing or for content distribution outside your organization.

Benefits of EnterpriseCDF

CDF files deployed by Mathematica Enterprise Edition allow for additional features not supported by FreeCDF, such as:

  • Importing/exporting live data
  • Linking to Java and R
  • Source-code encryption
  • Custom dialogs and other spawned documents

Compare features of FreeCDF and EnterpriseCDF »

General CDF Use Cases

   FreeCDF EnterpriseCDF
Distributed publicly for free or purchase, as governed by the Creative Commons license Supported Supported
Distributed publicly for free, with all rights reserved   Supported
CDF sold commercially, with all rights reserved   Contact Us »
Removal of Wolfram branding elements   Supported
Enhanced capabilities, including import/export of live data, arbitrary input fields, dialog windows and file saving   Supported

A Guide to CDF Licensing Options

Business Intelligence

FreeCDF EnterpriseCDF
Internal reports, presentations and dashboards Supported Supported
Private client reports and presentations Supported Supported
Reports, presentations and dashboards distributed publicly and share-alike Supported Supported
Reports, presentations and dashboards sold by subscription with restrictions on redistribution of content   Contact Us »

Blogs and News Media

FreeCDF EnterpriseCDF
CDF content distributed publicly and share-alike Supported Supported
CDF content with access restricted, for example, via a subscription portal (paywall) Supported Supported
CDF content sold under a license other than share-alike   Contact Us »

Education

FreeCDF EnterpriseCDF
CDF-based courses and knowledge apps distributed publicly and share-alike Supported Supported
Quizzes, homework assignments and syllibi for personal classroom use Supported Supported
CDF- or Wolfram Demonstrations-based education packages marketed to schools and school districts that are rights-protected under a license other than FreeCDF   Contact Us »

Software Development and Industry R&D

FreeCDF EnterpriseCDF
Internally distributed and private client application prototypes Supported Supported
Standalone applications distributed publicly and share-alike Supported Supported
Rights-protected applications   Supported
   FreeCDF EnterpriseCDF

Publishing

CDF ebook or app distributed publicly and share-alike Supported  
CDF ebook or app with content that is rights-protected under a license other than FreeCDF   Supported
CDF access restricted via a subscription portal (paywall) Supported Contact Us »
Commercial use of and deep linking to Wolfram Demonstrations   Contact Us »

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