Category : Miscellaneous Language Source Code
Archive   : GIPV301.ZIP
Filename : SHAREW.TXT

Output of file : SHAREW.TXT contained in archive : GIPV301.ZIP


Shareware distribution gives users a chance to try software
before buying it. If you try a Shareware program and continue
using it, you are expected to register. Individual programs
differ on details -- some request registration while others
require it, some specify a maximum trial period. With
registration, you get anything from the simple right to
continue using the software to an updated program with
printed manual.

Copyright laws apply to both Shareware and commercial
software, and the copyright holder retains all rights, with a
few specific exceptions as stated below. Shareware authors
are accomplished programmers, just like commercial authors,
and the programs are of comparable quality. (In both cases,
there are good programs and bad ones!) The main difference is
in the method of distribution. The author specifically grants
the right to copy and distribute the software, either to all
and sundry or to a specific group. For example, some authors
require written permission before a commercial disk vendor
may copy their Shareware.

Shareware is a distribution method, not a type of software.
You should find software that suits your needs and pocket,
whether it's commercial or Shareware. The Shareware system
makes fitting your needs easier, because you can try before
you buy. And because the overhead is low, prices are low
also. Shareware has the ultimate money-back guarantee -- if
you don't use the product, you don't pay for it.


Users of G.I.P. must accept this disclaimer of warranty:

"The Generic Install Program is supplied as is. The author
disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including,
without limitation, the warranties of merchantability and
of fitness for any purpose. The author assumes no liability
for damages, direct or consequential, which may result from
the use of the Generic Install Program."

Generic Install Program is a "shareware program" and is provided
at no charge to the user for evaluation. Feel free to share it
with your friends, but please do not give it away altered or as
part of another system. The essence of "user-supported" software
is to provide personal computer users with quality software
without high prices, and yet to provide incentive for
programmers to continue to develop new products. If you find this
program useful and find that you are using G.I.P. and continue to
use G.I.P. after a reasonable trial period, you must make a
registration payment of 24.00 US dollars to Kenneth E. Sandquist Jr.
The 24.00 US dollars registration fee will license one copy for
use on any one computer at any one time. You must treat this
software just like a book. An example is that this software
may be used by any number of people and may be freely moved
from one computer location to another, so long as there is no
possibility of it being used at one location while it's being
used at another. Just as a book cannot be read by two
different persons at the same time.

Commercial users of G.I.P. must register and pay for their
copies of G.I.P. within 30 days of first use or their
license is withdrawn. Site-License arrangements may be made
by contacting Kenneth E. Sandquist Jr.

You are encouraged to pass a copy of G.I.P. along to your
friends for evaluation. Please encourage them to register
their copy if they find that they can use it. All registered
users will receive a copy of the latest version of the
G.I.P. system.

  3 Responses to “Category : Miscellaneous Language Source Code
Archive   : GIPV301.ZIP
Filename : SHAREW.TXT

  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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