Category : Alternate Operating Systems - Quarterdeck DesqView, CP/M, etc
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Version 1.20


Last updated: March, 1991

This file contains information regarding the posting of the Lite
Format package, version 1.20, on Bulletin Board Systems.

For sample descriptions which you may use to describe the product
please refer to the DESCRIBE.DOC text file.

NOTE: Disk Vendors and Distributors please refer to the
VENDOR.DOC text file.

Distribution Requirements:

Limited Distribution License:
As the exclusive copyright holder for Lite Format, Falk Data
Systems authorizes on-line distribution only in accordance with
the following restrictions. Disk Vendors and Distributors should
refer to the VENDOR.DOC text file for complete license

The Lite Format package is defined as containing all the material
listed in the PACKING.LST text file. If any files listed in the
PACKING.LST text file, or the PACKING.LST file itself, are
missing, then the package is not complete and distribution is
forbidden. Please contact us to obtain a complete package
suitable for distribution.

o The Lite Format package - including all related program
files and documentation files - CANNOT be modified in any
way (other than that mentioned in the following paragraph)
and must be distributed as a complete package, without
exception. The PACKING.LST text file contains a list of
all files that are part of the Lite Format package.

o Many BBSs customarily add a small text file
(advertisement) to each archived file. This text file
describes the BBS and tells people that the file was
downloaded from that particular BBS. Other BBSs add a

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small one-line message with their BBS name and phone
number into the compressed file, which will display when
the file is uncompressed. Either of these methods of
mentioning your BBS are acceptable and may be used,
provided the program and documentation is otherwise
unmodified and complete.

o Falk Data Systems prohibits the distribution of outdated
versions of the Lite Format package, without written
permission from Falk Data Systems. If the version you
have obtained is over twelve (12) months old, please
contact us to ensure that you have the most current

o Licensee shall not use, copy, rent, lease, sell, modify,
decompile, disassemble, otherwise reverse engineer, or
transfer the licensed program except as provided in this
agreement. Any such unauthorized use shall result in
immediate and automatic termination of this license.

o U.S. Government Information: Use, duplication, or
disclosure by the U.S. Government of the computer software
and documentation in this package shall be subject to the
restricted rights applicable to commercial computer
software as set forth in subdivision (b)(3)(ii) of the
Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at
252.227-7013 (DFARS 52.227-7013). The
Contractor/manufacturer is Falk Data Systems, 5322
Rockwood Court, El Paso, Texas, 79932-2412.

All rights not expressly granted here are reserved to Falk Data

Applying for ASP Associate Membership:
If you would like to apply for ASP Associate Membership (to
become an ASP BBS member), simply write to the following address
and request a BBS Membership Application Package:

ASP Executive Director
545 Grover Road
Muskegon, MI 49442-9427

or send a CompuServe message via CompuServe MAIL to ASP
Executive Director 72050,1433. You may also FAX a request to
the ASP Executive Director at 616-788-2765.

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BBS Update Program:
Most BBSs have standard procedures for acquiring new files. They
get them from other boards, new programs are uploaded by users,
etc. This is good because most authors cannot afford to mail
disks or upload files to thousands of BBSs. However, some BBSs
prefer to obtain programs directly from the authors. If you
would like to obtain programs directly from us, automatically,
then please help us to cover the cost.

If your BBS would like to receive automatic upgrades to any of
our products, directly from us, then please refer to the
information below. Due to the time and expense we are generally
unable to upload directly to a large number of Bulletin Board
Systems. However, we are able to mail updates on disk (in a
sealed envelope) to many BBS's.

If your BBS would like to receive automatic updates then please
take advantage of our BBS Update Program. Under this program you
can receive updates for an entire year for only $10 per program
(this helps to offset our costs).

To receive updates, simply send us a letter with the name and
address of your BBS, your mailing address, the name of the person
we may contact (preferably the SYSOP or CO-SYSOP), the program
(or programs) for which you would like to receive updates, and a
check or money order for $10 for each program (for countries
outside of North America please add an additional $10 per
program). Payment in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank only,

The BBS Update Program is available for the following products
(as of March, 1991):

The Programmer's Productivity Pack
The Programmer's Productivity Pack Lite
Easy Format: The Fun Floppy Disk Formatter
Lite Format: The Simple Floppy Disk Formatter
Peruse: An ASCII and Binary File Reader

NOTE: All BBS's participating in our BBS Update Program will
automatically receive any NEW programs which we may release
while their BBS Update Program is in effect.

The BBS Update Program is only intended to help us cover our
expenses in those cases where a BBS desires to obtain the program
directly from us. If you have other standard ways to obtain
programs, then you may prefer not to use our BBS Update Program.

Please refer to DESCRIBE.DOC for our mailing address and phone
number. Thank you for your support!

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  3 Responses to “Category : Alternate Operating Systems - Quarterdeck DesqView, CP/M, etc
Archive   : DVFMT.ZIP
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  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

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