and COPYING INFORMATION
w4ais 3.x is based on version 2.5 of wwwwais from EIT
by Kevin Hughes. At the time that w4ais work began,
wwwwais was freely redistributable, and not under
any explicit license. As of September, 1997, wwwwais
2.5 was GNU Copylefted. Since w4ais predates September,
1997, it is not subject to that license. Instead, it
is subject to the following Copyright & license.
Copyright 1995-1998 by Miles O'Neal, Austin, TX, USA.
All Rights Reserved, except as noted herein.
This software may be redistributed in any fashion you like, with only
the following limitations.
If you can actually use this to make money, more power to you. Just
realize that the w4ais author is dedicated to keeping good, robust,
useful code freely available to the public, and that philosophy applies
to this package as well.
- You must credit the authors in the source code and accompanying
- You may not use any of the names of the authors or their employers
in any associated advertising without explicit permission from the
parties you wish to name. Finding and contacting them is up to you.
- This copyright must be provided along with the documentation or
- The accompanying disclaimer must must be provided along with the
documentation or code.
WARRANTY & DISCLAIMER
This software is presented as is, with no warranties expressed
or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability and
fitness. In no event shall the authors, their institutions, or
any subsequent distributors be liable for any special, direct,
indirect or consequential damages whatsoever resulting from loss
of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract,
negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection
with the use or performance of this software. In other words, if
you don't like it, don't use it!
Bugs and feature requests, complaints, and so forth, brought to the w4ais
library author's attention, will be considered. Any modifications will
be made at the sole discretion of the author.
[Non-obscene suggestions for improvement to this copyright and disclaimer
are always welcome. The intent is to keep control, simply so that nobody
else takes control. This document should be concise and user-friendly.]