Copyright 1991 by Scott J. Dudley. All rights reserved.
COMMERCIAL DISTRIBUTION AND/OR USE PROHIBITED WITHOUT WRITTEN
CONSENT FROM THE AUTHOR.
Noncommercial distribution and/or use is permitted under the
1) You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Maximus
source, documentation, and executable code as you receive
it, in any medium, provided that you conspicuously and
appropriately publish on each copy a valid copyright notice
"Copyright 1991 by Scott J. Dudley"; keep intact the notices
on all files that refer to this Licence Agreement and to the
absence of any warranty; PROVIDE UNMODIFIED COPIES OF THE
DOCUMENTATION AS PROVIDED WITH THE PROGRAM; and give any
other recipients of the Maximus program a copy of this
Licence Agreement along with the program. You may charge a
distribution fee for the physical act of transferring a
copy, but no more than is necessary to recover your actual
costs incurred in the transfer. Under no circumstances is
Maximus to be distributed in such a way as to be construed
as "value added" in a sales transaction, such as, but not
limited to, software bundled with a modem or CD-ROM software
collections, without the prior written consent of the
2) You may modify your copy or copies of Maximus or any portion
of it, and copy and distribute such modifications under the
terms of Paragraph 1 above, provided that you also do the
a) cause the modified files to carry prominent notices
stating that you changed the files and the date of any
b) cause the executable code of such modified version to
clearly identify itself as such in the course of its normal
c) if the modified version is not a "port", but operates in
the same hardware and/or software environment as the
original distribution, make the original version equally
available, clearly identifying same as the original,
d) cause the whole of any work that you distribute or
publish, that in whole or in part contains or is a
derivative of Maximus or any part thereof, to be licensed at
no charge to all third parties on terms identical to those
contained in this Licence Agreement (except that you may
choose to grant more extensive warranty protection to some
or all third parties, at your option); and:
e) send the complete source code modifications to Scott
Dudley at the addresses listed below, for the purpose of
evaluation for inclusion in future releases of Maximus.
Should your source code be included in Maximus, Scott Dudley
retains all rights for redistribution of the code as part of
Maximus and all derivative works, with appropriate credit
given to the author of the modification;
f) You may charge a distribution fee for the physical act of
transferring a copy, but no more than is necessary to
recover your actual costs incurred in the transfer, and you
may at your option offer warranty protection in exchange for
g) when distributing modified versions of Maximus, you must
not change the name of the program or the official version
number, except to append an identifier which indicates that
modifications have been made. For ports to other operating
systems, the following convention must be followed:
the name of the operating system which the port runs under,
example, the second OS/2 revision of Maximus 1.02 must have
a version string in this format: `Maximus v1.02.OS/2.R2'
Similarly, modifications to Maximus which are designed to
run under MS-DOS must also follow a naming convention. The
version string must read:
three initials (indicating your first, middle and last
For example, a version of Maximus 2.00 modified by Joe T.
SysOp must have a version string in this format: `Maximus
3) Mere aggregation of another unrelated program with this
program and documentation (or derivative works) on a volume
of a storage or distribution medium does not bring the other
program under the scope of these terms.
4) You may copy and distribute Maximus and its associated
documentation (or a portion or derivative of it, under
Paragraph 2) in object code or executable form under the
terms of Paragraphs 1 and 2 above provided that you also do
one of the following:
a) accompany it with the complete corresponding
machine-readable source code, which must be distributed
under the terms of Paragraphs 1 and 2 above; or,
b) accompany it with a written offer, valid for at least
three years, to give any third party free (except for a
nominal shipping charge) a complete machine-readable copy of
the corresponding source code, to be distributed under the
terms of Paragraphs 1 and 2 above; or,
c) accompany it with the information you received as to
where the corresponding source code may be obtained. (This
alternative is allowed only for noncommercial distribution
and only if you received the program in object code or
executable form alone.)
For an executable file, complete source code means all the
source code for all modules it contains; but, as a special
exception, it need not include source code for modules which
are standard libraries that accompany the operating system
on which the executable file runs.
5) You may not copy, sublicense, distribute or transfer Maximus
and its associated documentation except as expressly
provided under this Licence Agreement. Any attempt
otherwise to copy, sublicense, distribute or transfer
Maximus is void and your rights to use the program under
this Licence agreement shall be automatically terminated.
However, parties who have received computer software
programs from you with this Licence Agreement will not have
their licences terminated so long as such parties remain in
full compliance, and notify Scott Dudley of their intention
to comply with this Agreement.
6) You may not incorporate parts of Maximus into a program
which is NOT completely free for ALL users. If you wish to
use Maximus in such a way, you must obtain written
permission from Scott Dudley before using any of the Maximus
7) You may not incorporate parts of Maximus into a FUNCTIONALLY
SIMILAR program, including other bulletin board packages or
tossers/scanners. If you are writing another BBS or remote
host package, you must contact Scott Dudley before using any
of the Maximus code.
8) The privileges granted above apply only to noncommercial
users of the Maximus software. You are a NONCOMMERCIAL user
only if you are running Maximus a private individual with no
"sponsors", "backers", and only if your BBS is not making
(or helping to make) a profit. You are a COMMERCIAL user if
you make a profit from running your BBS. You are also a
COMMERCIAL user if your BBS is being run by (or for) any
corporation, government, company, foundation, church,
school, or any other organization You are also a COMMERCIAL
user if your system is used to advertise such a commercial
organization for the purposes of making a profit.
This licence only governs NONCOMMERCIAL users. If you are a
COMMERCIAL user, you are not licensed to use or distribute
this software without the prior written consent of Scott
Dudley. If you wish to run Maximus as a commercial user,
please see the section below on site licences.
9) This licence may be revoked by Scott Dudley without prior
BECAUSE MAXIMUS-CBCS IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, WE PROVIDE
ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING,
SCOTT DUDLEY AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE MAXIMUS-CBCS "AS IS"
WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE
ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF MAXIMUS-CBCS,
AND THE ACCURACY OF ITS ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTATION, IS WITH YOU.
SHOULD MAXIMUS-CBCS OR ITS ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTATION PROVE
DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR
IN NO EVENT WILL SCOTT DUDLEY BE RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR THE
BEHAVIOUR OF MODIFIED VERSIONS OF MAXIMUS-CBCS. IN NO EVENT WILL
SCOTT DUDLEY AND/OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND
REDISTRIBUTE MAXIMUS-CBCS AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU
FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST MONIES, OR OTHER
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE
USE OR INABILITY TO USE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF
DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY
THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY
OTHER PROGRAMS) MAXIMUS-CBCS, EVEN IF SCOTT DUDLEY HAS BEEN
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY
ANY OTHER PARTY.
You can contact the author at any of the addresses listed below:
Internet: [email protected]
CServe: >INTERNET:[email protected]
BBS: (613) 389-8315, 14.4K/HST
777 Downing St.
Canada K7M 5N3
The author can also be reached through the EchoMail conferences
called MUFFIN (Max support) and TUB (Squish support).
Sending correspondence via electronic mail is strongly preferred.
However, if you expect to receive a reply via surface mail,
please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Maximus users
outside of Canada should include an international postal reply
coupon instead of a stamp.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE AUTHOR BY TELEPHONE! VOICE SUPPORT
WILL NOT BE PROVIDED FOR NONCOMMERCIAL USERS!
Please feel free to contact the author at any time to share your
comments about this software and/or licensing policies.
Our thanks to Richard Stallman at the Free Software Foundation,
Inc. and BBS Co. for most of the wording of this licence.