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.


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.


Miles O'Neal

[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.]