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Updated libwww copyright statement

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 21:24:24 -0400
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To: www-lib@w3.org

W3C has been working with Richard Stallman in order to make the W3C libwww
copyright license compatible with the GNU GPL. The result is a new
copyright statement which you can find linked from


along with other useful information. The copyright statement became valid
on August 14 so this only concerns libwww hackers who stated after this date.

We are now in the very happy situation that software which is free from any
claims beyond W3C terms and conditions are compatible with the GPL and may
be redistributed under the GPL.

Libwww is free and can be used for any purpose what so ever and we are
looking forward to see it used in as many places as possible. You can help
making this happen by spreading the word and help adding pointers to


so that more people can help making it grow.

At the same time cleaned up the acknowledgement notice to CERN who made
libwww publicly available very early on [1] based on recommendations by Tim
Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau.

All changes have been checked in to CVS.



[1] http://www.cern.ch/CERN/Technology/spinoff/9.html
Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Wednesday, 19 August 1998 21:24:02 UTC

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