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authorknu <knu@b2dd03c8-39d4-4d8f-98ff-823fe69b080e>2001-07-11 19:25:52 +0000
committerknu <knu@b2dd03c8-39d4-4d8f-98ff-823fe69b080e>2001-07-11 19:25:52 +0000
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* It is confusing to put the GPL license terms in the file COPYING;
Rename the files COPYING and COPYING.LIB to GPL and LGPL, respectively. * While I am here, update the LGPL with the "Lesser" one. * Move the "copying" sections of the files README and README.jp to COPYING and COPYING.jp, respectively. git-svn-id: svn+ssh://ci.ruby-lang.org/ruby/trunk@1586 b2dd03c8-39d4-4d8f-98ff-823fe69b080e
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@@ -5,6 +5,7 @@ easy object-oriented programming. It has many features to
process text files and to do system management tasks (as in
Perl). It is simple, straight-forward, and extensible.
+
* Features of Ruby
+ Simple Syntax
@@ -18,6 +19,7 @@ Perl). It is simple, straight-forward, and extensible.
+ Highly Portable(works on many UNIX machines, and on DOS,
Windows, Mac, BeOS etc.)
+
* How to get Ruby
The Ruby distribution can be found on:
@@ -31,6 +33,14 @@ You can get it by anonymous CVS. How to check out is:
CVS password: anonymous
$ cvs -z4 -d :pserver:anonymous@cvs.ruby-lang.org:/src checkout ruby
+
+* Ruby home-page
+
+The URL of the Ruby home-page is:
+
+ http://www.ruby-lang.org/
+
+
* Mailing list
There is a mailing list to talk about Ruby.
@@ -42,6 +52,7 @@ e.g.
in the mail body (not subject) to the address <ruby-talk-ctl@ruby-lang.org>.
+
* How to compile and install
This is what you need to do to compile and install Ruby:
@@ -75,70 +86,11 @@ This is what you need to do to compile and install Ruby:
If you fail to compile ruby, please send the detailed error report with
the error log and machine/OS type, to help others.
-* Copying
-
-Ruby is copyrighted free software by Yukihiro Matsumoto <matz@zetabits.com>.
-You can redistribute it and/or modify it under either the terms of the GPL
-(see COPYING file), or the conditions below:
-
- 1. You may make and give away verbatim copies of the source form of the
- software without restriction, provided that you duplicate all of the
- original copyright notices and associated disclaimers.
-
- 2. You may modify your copy of the software in any way, provided that
- you do at least ONE of the following:
-
- a) place your modifications in the Public Domain or otherwise
- make them Freely Available, such as by posting said
- modifications to Usenet or an equivalent medium, or by allowing
- the author to include your modifications in the software.
- b) use the modified software only within your corporation or
- organization.
-
- c) rename any non-standard executables so the names do not conflict
- with standard executables, which must also be provided.
-
- d) make other distribution arrangements with the author.
-
- 3. You may distribute the software in object code or executable
- form, provided that you do at least ONE of the following:
-
- a) distribute the executables and library files of the software,
- together with instructions (in the manual page or equivalent)
- on where to get the original distribution.
-
- b) accompany the distribution with the machine-readable source of
- the software.
-
- c) give non-standard executables non-standard names, with
- instructions on where to get the original software distribution.
-
- d) make other distribution arrangements with the author.
-
- 4. You may modify and include the part of the software into any other
- software (possibly commercial). But some files in the distribution
- are not written by the author, so that they are not under this terms.
-
- They are utils.c(partly), regex.[ch], st.[ch] and some files under
- the ./missing directory. See each file for the copying condition.
-
- 5. The scripts and library files supplied as input to or produced as
- output from the software do not automatically fall under the
- copyright of the software, but belong to whomever generated them,
- and may be sold commercially, and may be aggregated with this
- software.
-
- 6. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR
- IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED
- WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
- PURPOSE.
-
-* Ruby home-page
+* Copying
-The URL of the Ruby home-page is:
+See the file COPYING.
- http://www.ruby-lang.org/
* The Author