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our products. All Herne Data Systems shareware is written by a member of the ASP - Association of Shareware
ESAG - Elite Shareware Authors Group. We encourage you to support all shareware authors by registering your
INDIVIDUAL AND CORPORATE USERS:
Individuals who wish to distribute the EVALUATION version of
any Herne Data Systems Ltd. shareware product to friends or
associates may do so in accordance with the restrictions
outlined below. Under no circumstances can anyone
distribute a REGISTERED version of any Herne Data Systems
Ltd. shareware product unless they are AUTHORIZED by Herne
Data Systems Ltd. as a vendor or distributor. To obtain
vendor authorization, please contact Herne Data Systems Ltd.
at the address listed below or via e-mail at
VENDORS AND DISTRIBUTORS:
This file provides information for Shareware Distributors, Disk
Vendors, BBS Operators, CD-ROM Publishers, Computer User Groups
and any others who wish to distribute any Herne Data Systems Ltd.
shareware product. The most recent versions of our products are
(as of 99-Mar-05):
(Please ensure that your library has the most recent versions of
our products, which are available from our website. For sample descriptions which you may use to describe the
product, and for standard file naming, please refer to the
INFO.DOC text file included in each .ZIP file.)
- MAXI Form v1.9
- MAXI Disk v4.20 for Windows
- FreeForm v2.31
- Utility_Belt v1.d
- NPS Piping Database (DOS) v2.2
- NPS Piping Database (Windows) v2.2
- Over_LAZ (HP) v4
- Over_LAZ (PS) v3
Shareware Distributors, Shareware Disk Vendors, Computer Clubs,
User Groups, BBS Operators, and CD-ROM Publishers (here after
referred to as YOU or YOUR) wishing to add the EVALUATION version
of any Herne Data Systems Ltd. (here after referred to as WE or
OUR) product to their software or disk library may do so in
accordance with the Distribution Restrictions listed below.
IF YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC WRITTEN DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH US,
THEN THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THAT AGREEMENT TAKE PRECEDENCE
OVER THOSE LISTED BELOW.
LIMITED DISTRIBUTION LICENSE
As the exclusive copyright holder for all Herne Data Systems Ltd.
shareware products, Herne Data Systems Ltd. authorizes
distribution only in accordance with the following restrictions:
- Upon written notification from Herne Data Systems Ltd., you
will stop distribution of the software as soon as possible.
Under no circumstances may YOU distribute or list OUR
software more than 90 calendar days after having been given
notice to stop distribution.
- Each Herne Data Systems Ltd. shareware product includes a
number of files, as listed in the README.1ST text file. If
any files listed in the README.1ST text file, or the
README.1ST 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.
- Under no circumstances can any of the program, data or
documentation files be altered or modified in any way.
Small additions to the package, such as the introductory or
installation batch files used by many shareware disk
vendors, are acceptable, provided that such files do not
interfere in any way with the operation of the Herne Data
Systems Ltd. shareware product.
- YOU may only distribute the EVALUATION version. YOU must
make it clear that the end user is obligated to pay the
registration fee for these programs if they decide to
continue to use them beyond the evaluation period. If YOU
charge for distribution, it must be clear that YOUR
customers are paying for YOUR distribution, NOT for the
- YOU may not list any of OUR products in advertisements,
catalogs, or other literature which describes OUR products
as "FREE SOFTWARE". Shareware is "Try-Before-You-Buy"
software, it is not free and a registration fee must be paid
to the copyright holder if the product is used beyond the
initial evaluation period.
- YOU shall comply with all other applicable usage
restrictions listed in the LICENSE.DOC text file.
- All rights not expressly granted here to YOU are reserved to
Herne Data Systems Ltd.
BUNDLING, DISK SETS AND CD-ROMs
Herne Data Systems Ltd. shareware products MAY be included as
part of some other inclusive package, such as a Disk Collection,
CD-ROM, "Disk of the Month", or bundled with other software
provided that the following conditions are met:
- All conditions outlined above in "Limited Distribution
License" MUST be met.
- ASP Approved Vendors who wish to distribute any Herne Data
Systems Ltd. shareware product as part of a disk collection
or a CD-ROM package may do so provided that all the other
restrictions are met.
- Non-ASP Approved Vendors who wish to distribute any Herne
Data Systems Ltd. shareware product as part of a disk
collection or a CD-ROM package must obtain written
permission from Herne Data Systems Ltd. prior to beginning
such a distribution.
- The PRINTED User's Guides may not be reproduced in whole or
in part, using any means, without the written permission of
Herne Data Systems Ltd. In other words, the disk-based
documentation may not be distributed in PRINTED (hardcopy)
form. The only exception to this is the inclusion of the
software description and installation instructions in the
book portion of a book and CD-ROM combination set.
TRANSLATIONS AND JOINT VENTURES
All Herne Data Systems Ltd. software is initially produced in English. However,
we are always interested in joint ventures and proposals to translate
our software into other languages. If you have such a proposal to make,
please contact us at the address or e-mail listed below.
We would appreciate copies of anything you print regarding any of
our shareware products. Please send us a copy of any reviews,
articles, catalog descriptions, or other information you print
or distribute regarding our shareware products. Our mailing
If you would like your Computer Club, User Group or BBS to
be placed on our mailing list for future upgrades to any of
our products, please contact us at the address or E-mail
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