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+(Note: This has been changed, and hopefully clarified, from the 3.00
+version of this info. Please read it.)
+Thank you for acquiring a copy of XV, a pretty nifty X program.
+I hope you enjoy using it, as I've enjoyed writing it.
+The latest version of XV (or at least a pointer to it) is available
+via anonymous ftp on, in the directory pub/xv. If
+you're not sure if you have the latest version, or you are missing the
+source or documentation for XV, PLEASE pick up the latest version of
+the xv distribution. Do *not* send mail unless absolutely necessary
+(ie, you don't have ftp capability).
+Note: The documentation ('') may be installed in '/usr/local'.
+If you're viewing this information via the 'About XV' command, and
+you'd like to print it out, a copy of this info can be found in the
+README file in the top-level XV source directory. Print that. If you
+don't have it, see the previous paragraph.
+XV Licensing Information
+You may use XV for your own amusement, and if you find it nifty,
+useful, generally cool, or of some value to you, your registration fee
+would be greatly appreciated. $25 is the standard registration fee,
+though of course, larger amounts are quite welcome. Folks who donate
+$40 or more can receive a printed, bound copy of the XV manual for no
+extra charge. If you want one, just ask. BE SURE TO SPECIFY THE
+This does *not* mean that you are required to register XV just because
+you play with it on the workstation in your office. This falls under
+the heading of 'personal use'. If you are a sysadmin, you can put XV
+up in a public directory for your users amusement. Again, 'personal
+use', albeit plural.
+On the other hand, if you use XV in the course of doing your work,
+whatever your 'work' may happen to be, you *must* register your
+copy of XV. (Note: If you are a student, and you use XV to do
+classwork or research, you should get your professor/teacher/advisor
+to purchase an appropriate number of copies.)
+XV licenses are $25 each. You should purchase one license per
+workstation, or one per XV user, whichever is the smaller number. XV
+is *not* sold on a 'number of concurrent users' basis. If XV was some
+$1000 program, yes, that would be a reasonable request, but at $25,
+it's not. Also, given that XV is completely unlocked, there is no way
+to enforce any 'number of concurrent users' limits, so it isn't sold
+that way.
+Printed and bound copies of the 100-odd page XV manual are available
+for $15 each. Note that manuals are *only* sold with, at minimum, an
+equal number of licenses. (e.g. if you purchase 5 licenses, you can
+also purchase *up to* 5 copies of the manual)
+The source code to the program can be had (as a compressed 'tar' file
+split over a couple 3.5" MS-DOS formatted floppies) for $15, for those
+who don't have ftp capabilities.
+Orders outside the US and Canada must add an additional $5 per manual
+ordered to cover the additional shipping charges.
+Checks, money orders, and purchase orders are accepted. Credit cards
+are not. All forms of payment must be payable in US Funds. Checks
+must be payable through a US bank (or a US branch of a non-US bank).
+Purchase orders for less than $50, while still accepted, are not
+All payments should be payable to 'John Bradley', and mailed to:
+ John Bradley
+ 1053 Floyd Terrace
+ Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
+Site Licenses
+If you are planning to purchase 10 or more licenses, site licenses are
+available, at a substantial discount. Site licenses let you run XV on
+any and all computing equipment at the site, for any purpose
+whatsoever. The site license covers the current version of XV, and
+any versions released within one year of the licensing date. You are
+also allowed to duplicate and distribute an unlimited number of copies
+of the XV manual, but only for use within the site. Covered versions
+of the software may be run in perpetuity.
+Also, it should be noted that a 'site' can be defined as anything
+you'd like. It can be a physical location (a room, building,
+location, etc.), an organizational grouping (a workgroup, department,
+division, etc.) or any other logical grouping ("the seventeen
+technical writers scattered about our company", etc.).
+The site license cost will be based on your estimate of the number of
+XV users or workstations at your site, whichever is the smaller
+If you are interested in obtaining a site license, please contact the
+author via electronic mail or FAX (see below for details). Send
+information regarding your site (the name or definition of the 'site',
+a physical address, a fax number, and an estimate of the number of
+users or workstations), and we'll get a site license out to you for
+your examination.
+Copyright Notice
+XV is Copyright 1989, 1994 by John Bradley
+Permission to copy and distribute XV in its entirety, for
+non-commercial purposes, is hereby granted without fee, provided that
+this license information and copyright notice appear in all copies.
+If you redistribute XV, the *entire* contents of this distribution
+must be distributed, including the README, and INSTALL files, the
+sources, and the complete contents of the 'docs' directory.
+Note that distributing XV 'bundled' in with any product is considered
+to be a 'commercial purpose'.
+Also note that any copies of XV that are distributed MUST be built
+and/or configured to be in their 'unregistered copy' mode, so that it
+is made obvious to the user that XV is shareware, and that they should
+consider registering, or at least reading this information.
+The software may be modified for your own purposes, but modified
+versions may not be distributed without prior consent of the author.
+This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
+warranty. In no event will the author be held liable for any damages
+arising from the use of this software.
+If you would like to do something with XV that this copyright
+prohibits (such as distributing it with a commercial product, using
+portions of the source in some other program, distributing registered
+copies, etc.), please contact the author (preferably via email).
+Arrangements can probably be worked out.
+The author may be contacted via:
+ US Mail: John Bradley
+ 1053 Floyd Terrace
+ Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
+ FAX: (610) 520-2042
+Electronic Mail regarding XV should be sent to one of these three addresses:
+ - general XV questions
+ - all XV licensing questions
+ - bug reports, technical questions
+Please do *not* send electronic mail directly to the author, as he
+gets more than enough as it is.