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I am pleased to announce that a significant set of SGML Parser
Materials have been made available via the SGML Users Group
(SGMLUG).  SGMLUG has been granted "an irrevocable, royalty-free,
worldwide, non-exclusive license to use, execute, reproduce,
display, perform and distribute copies of, and to prepare
derivative works based upon these materials; and the right to
authorize others to do any of the foregoing".
 
The grantor of the license to the SGMLUG, who has chosen to
remain anonymous, does  not warrant the Parser Materials in any
way.
 
Dr Charles Goldfarb, the Honorary Technical Consultant to the
SGMLUG, has created some documentation to introduce the
materials.
 
The SGML Project here at the University of Exeter has agreed
to make the Parser Materials and the associated README file
available on the academic network, and to act as a collector of
enhancements and changes to them.
 
The materials consist of source code (in C), executable binary
(for PCs), examples, and documentation.  They can be 'pulled'
from:
 
      uk.ac.exeter.sgml1  username:sgmlbox, password:sgmlbox
 
The files to be pulled are :
             readme            ASCII readme file
             arcsgmlc.exe      self-unpacking executable files...
             arcsgmlh.exe      ... for source, inserts, binary...
             arctest.exe       ... test files, and rexx interface.
             arcvm2.exe
             arcrexx.exe
             pkz110ex.exe      self-unpack of the packer program
 
             pakfiles.boo      all the above files packed using
                               pkpak, then mkboo
             pkzfiles.boo      all the above files packed using
                               pkzip, then mkboo
 
We have agreed to make these materials available *immediately*
on the academic network.  However, we would like to set  up
systems to provide a clearing house of information on them as
well as to 'manage' changes to them.  So, please tell us if you
are pulling the files, and also, suggestions on how to co-
ordinate the information flow would be appreciated.
 
The SGMLUG will be announcing the granting of the license in
its Newsletter and will be giving an address to mail to for
people wishing to receive the Materials on disc.  There will be a
charge of US$10.00 for each copy on disc.  The SGML Project will
*NOT* distribute discs.
 
I believe that the materials could form the basis of a
significant set of general SGML materials.  That set would be a
very useful toolkit for any organisation (academic or not)
wishing to make the step into SGML but who are not prepared or
able to make the significant financial commitment up-front.
 
Finally, I would draw to your attention that the license
agreement and disclaimer of warranties are in LICENSE.DOC in
ARCSGMLH.EXE
 
If you have any problems contact [log in to unmask], or phone
(+44) 392 263946, or fax (+44) 392 211630.
 
 
                                      Paul Ellison .