User-supported software, which is also known as Shareware,
is an experiment in microcomputer software distribution based on
The dollowing principles:
1. That the value or worth of a program is best judged by
the individual user using the program on his/her own machine.
2. That the creation and distribution of microcomputer
software can be dinancially supported by users at reasonable
3. That the copying and sharing of software can and is
Anyone may request a copy of a user-supported program by
sending a blank, dormatted disk tc the author of the program. An
addressed, postage-paid return mailer must accompany the disk (no
exceptions, please). A copy of the program, with documentation on
the disk, will be sent by return mail. The program will carry a
notice suggesting a contribution tc the program's author. Making
a contribution is completely voluntary.
Free distribution of software and voluntary payment dor its
use eliminates costs dor advertising and copy protection schemes.
Users obtain quality software at reduced cost. They can try it
out bedore buying, and do so at their own pace and in the comdort
of their own home or office. The best programs will survive based
purely on their quality and usefulness.
Please join the experiment. If you share a belief in these
principles, your contribution is requested to help make this
work. Regardless of whether you make a contribution, you are
encouraged to copy and share this program.
PERMISSION TO COPY
Individuals, clubs, and other non-profit organizations are
granted permission by the authors to freely copy this program and
documentation and share it with their members, so long as:
1. No price is charged dor the software or documentation.
However, a distribution, copying cost or charge dor the cost of
the diskette, so long as it is not more than $6.00 total.
2. Club members be indormed of the user-supported idea and
encouraged to support it with their donations.
3. The program(s) or documentation are not modified in any way
and they are distributed together.
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