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1 (Note: This has been changed, and hopefully clarified, from the 3.00
2 version of this info. Please read it.)
3
4 Thank you for acquiring a copy of XV, a pretty nifty X program.
5 I hope you enjoy using it, as I've enjoyed writing it.
6
7 The latest version of XV (or at least a pointer to it) is available
8 via anonymous ftp on ftp.cis.upenn.edu, in the directory pub/xv. If
9 you're not sure if you have the latest version, or you are missing the
10 source or documentation for XV, PLEASE pick up the latest version of
11 the xv distribution. Do *not* send mail unless absolutely necessary
12 (ie, you don't have ftp capability).
13
14 Note: The documentation ('xvdocs.ps') may be installed in '/usr/local'.
15
16 If you're viewing this information via the 'About XV' command, and
17 you'd like to print it out, a copy of this info can be found in the
18 README file in the top-level XV source directory. Print that. If you
19 don't have it, see the previous paragraph.
20
21
22 XV Licensing Information
23 ------------------------
24 XV IS SHAREWARE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY.
25
26 You may use XV for your own amusement, and if you find it nifty,
27 useful, generally cool, or of some value to you, your registration fee
28 would be greatly appreciated. $25 is the standard registration fee,
29 though of course, larger amounts are quite welcome. Folks who donate
30 $40 or more can receive a printed, bound copy of the XV manual for no
31 extra charge. If you want one, just ask. BE SURE TO SPECIFY THE
32 VERSION OF XV THAT YOU ARE USING!
33
34 COMMERCIAL, GOVERNMENT, AND INSTITUTIONAL USERS MUST REGISTER THEIR
35 COPIES OF XV.
36
37 This does *not* mean that you are required to register XV just because
38 you play with it on the workstation in your office. This falls under
39 the heading of 'personal use'. If you are a sysadmin, you can put XV
40 up in a public directory for your users amusement. Again, 'personal
41 use', albeit plural.
42
43 On the other hand, if you use XV in the course of doing your work,
44 whatever your 'work' may happen to be, you *must* register your
45 copy of XV. (Note: If you are a student, and you use XV to do
46 classwork or research, you should get your professor/teacher/advisor
47 to purchase an appropriate number of copies.)
48
49 XV licenses are $25 each. You should purchase one license per
50 workstation, or one per XV user, whichever is the smaller number. XV
51 is *not* sold on a 'number of concurrent users' basis. If XV was some
52 $1000 program, yes, that would be a reasonable request, but at $25,
53 it's not. Also, given that XV is completely unlocked, there is no way
54 to enforce any 'number of concurrent users' limits, so it isn't sold
55 that way.
56
57 Printed and bound copies of the 100-odd page XV manual are available
58 for $15 each. Note that manuals are *only* sold with, at minimum, an
59 equal number of licenses. (e.g. if you purchase 5 licenses, you can
60 also purchase *up to* 5 copies of the manual)
61
62 The source code to the program can be had (as a compressed 'tar' file
63 split over a couple 3.5" MS-DOS formatted floppies) for $15, for those
64 who don't have ftp capabilities.
65
66 Orders outside the US and Canada must add an additional $5 per manual
67 ordered to cover the additional shipping charges.
68
69 Checks, money orders, and purchase orders are accepted. Credit cards
70 are not. All forms of payment must be payable in US Funds. Checks
71 must be payable through a US bank (or a US branch of a non-US bank).
72 Purchase orders for less than $50, while still accepted, are not
73 encouraged.
74
75 All payments should be payable to 'John Bradley', and mailed to:
76 John Bradley
77 1053 Floyd Terrace
78 Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
79 USA
80
81
82 Site Licenses
83 -------------
84 If you are planning to purchase 10 or more licenses, site licenses are
85 available, at a substantial discount. Site licenses let you run XV on
86 any and all computing equipment at the site, for any purpose
87 whatsoever. The site license covers the current version of XV, and
88 any versions released within one year of the licensing date. You are
89 also allowed to duplicate and distribute an unlimited number of copies
90 of the XV manual, but only for use within the site. Covered versions
91 of the software may be run in perpetuity.
92
93 Also, it should be noted that a 'site' can be defined as anything
94 you'd like. It can be a physical location (a room, building,
95 location, etc.), an organizational grouping (a workgroup, department,
96 division, etc.) or any other logical grouping ("the seventeen
97 technical writers scattered about our company", etc.).
98
99 The site license cost will be based on your estimate of the number of
100 XV users or workstations at your site, whichever is the smaller
101 number.
102
103 If you are interested in obtaining a site license, please contact the
104 author via electronic mail or FAX (see below for details). Send
105 information regarding your site (the name or definition of the 'site',
106 a physical address, a fax number, and an estimate of the number of
107 users or workstations), and we'll get a site license out to you for
108 your examination.
109
110
111 Copyright Notice
112 ----------------
113 XV is Copyright 1989, 1994 by John Bradley
114
115 Permission to copy and distribute XV in its entirety, for
116 non-commercial purposes, is hereby granted without fee, provided that
117 this license information and copyright notice appear in all copies.
118
119 If you redistribute XV, the *entire* contents of this distribution
120 must be distributed, including the README, and INSTALL files, the
121 sources, and the complete contents of the 'docs' directory.
122
123 Note that distributing XV 'bundled' in with any product is considered
124 to be a 'commercial purpose'.
125
126 Also note that any copies of XV that are distributed MUST be built
127 and/or configured to be in their 'unregistered copy' mode, so that it
128 is made obvious to the user that XV is shareware, and that they should
129 consider registering, or at least reading this information.
130
131 The software may be modified for your own purposes, but modified
132 versions may not be distributed without prior consent of the author.
133
134 This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
135 warranty. In no event will the author be held liable for any damages
136 arising from the use of this software.
137
138 If you would like to do something with XV that this copyright
139 prohibits (such as distributing it with a commercial product, using
140 portions of the source in some other program, distributing registered
141 copies, etc.), please contact the author (preferably via email).
142 Arrangements can probably be worked out.
143
144
145 The author may be contacted via:
146 US Mail: John Bradley
147 1053 Floyd Terrace
148 Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
149
150 FAX: (610) 520-2042
151
152 Electronic Mail regarding XV should be sent to one of these three addresses:
153 xv@devo.dccs.upenn.edu - general XV questions
154 xvbiz@devo.dccs.upenn.edu - all XV licensing questions
155 xvtech@devo.dccs.upenn.edu - bug reports, technical questions
156
157 Please do *not* send electronic mail directly to the author, as he
158 gets more than enough as it is.

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