Read Me License

License Agreement for all Extropia Applications and Code

NOTE: This contract is based upon the  "Artistic License" 
and the "MIT License" as made available by Eric Raymond 
at www.opensource.org.  The contract was written on 
November 17, 1998.

Preamble

The intent of this document is to state the conditions
under which a Package may be copied, such that the Copyright 
Holder maintains some semblance of artistic control over the 
development of the package, while giving the users of the 
package the right to use and distribute the Package in a 
more-or-less customary fashion, plus the right to make
reasonable modifications.

Definitions:

    "Package" refers to the collection of files distributed 
    by the Copyright Holder, and derivatives of that 
    collection of files created through textual modification.

    "Standard Version" refers to such a Package if it has 
    not been modified, or has been modified in accordance 
    with the wishes of the Copyright Holder.

    "Copyright Holder" is whoever is named in the 
    copyright or copyrights for the package.

    "You" is you, if you're thinking about copying or 
    distributing this Package.

    "Reasonable copying fee" is whatever you can justify 
    on the basis of media cost, duplication charges, time of 
    people involved, and so on.  (You will not be required to 
    justify it to the Copyright Holder, but only to the 
    computing community at large as a market that must bear 
    the fee.)

    "Freely Available" means that no fee is charged for 
    the item itself, though there may be fees involved in 
    handling the item. It also means that recipients of the 
    item may redistribute it under the same conditions they 
    received it.

1. You may make and give away verbatim copies of the source 
form of the Standard Version of this Package without 
restriction, provided that you duplicate all of the original 
copyright notices and associated disclaimers.

2. You may apply bug fixes, portability fixes and other 
modifications derived from the Public Domain or from the 
Copyright Holder.  A Package modified in such a way shall 
still be considered the Standard Version.

3. You may otherwise modify your copy of this Package in any 
way, provided that you insert a prominent notice in each 
changed file stating how and when you changed that file, and 
provided that you do at least ONE of the following:

    a) place your modifications in the Public Domain or otherwise 
    make them Freely Available, such as by posting said 
    modifications to Usenet or an equivalent medium, or placing 
    the modifications on a major archive site such as ftp.uu.net, 
    or by allowing the Copyright Holder to include your 
    modifications in the Standard Version of the Package.

    b) use the modified Package only within your corporation or 
    organization.

    c) rename any non-standard executables so the names do not 
    conflict with standard executables, which must also be 
    provided, and provide a separate manual page for each 
    non-standard executable that clearly documents how it differs 
    from the Standard Version.

    d) make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright 
    Holder.

4. You may distribute the programs of this Package in object 
code or executable form, provided that you do at least ONE of 
the following:

    a) distribute a Standard Version of the executables and 
    library files, together with instructions (in the manual 
    page or equivalent) on where to get the Standard Version.

    b) accompany the distribution with the machine-readable 
    source of the Package with your modifications.

    c) accompany any non-standard executables with their 
    corresponding Standard Version executables, giving the 
    non-standard executables non-standard names, and clearly 
    documenting the differences in manual pages (or equivalent), 
    together with instructions on where to get the Standard 
    Version.

    d) make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright 
    Holder.

5. You may charge a reasonable copying fee for any 
distribution of this Package.  You may charge any fee you 
choose for support of this Package. You may not charge a fee 
for this Package itself.  However, you may distribute this 
Package in aggregate with other (possibly commercial) 
programs as part of a larger (possibly commercial) software
distribution provided that you do not advertise this Package 
as a product of your own.

6. The scripts and library files supplied as input to or 
produced as output from the programs of this Package do not 
automatically fall under the copyright of this Package, but 
belong to whomever generated them, and may be sold 
commercially, and may be aggregated with this Package.

7. C or perl subroutines supplied by you and linked into this 
Package shall not be considered part of this Package.

8. The name of the Copyright Holder may not be used to endorse 
or promote products derived from this software without 
specific prior written permission.

9. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY 
KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE 
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR 
PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.  IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS 
OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR 
OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR 
OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE 
SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

10. We encourage you to report any successful 
implementations of Extropia applications or Extropia-based 
applications.  To notify us, send email to 
register@extropia.com.  By notifying us of your installation, 
you ensure that you will be notified immediately in the
case of bug fixes or security enhancements.

11. Finally, if you have done some cool modifications to the scripts, 
please consider submitting your code back to the public domain and getting
some community recognition by submitting your modifications to the
Extropia Cool Hacks page.  To do so, send email to hacks@extropia.com