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Licence version 1.03 for evolution@home
simulator S005 WorldRatchet release 6
International_MacOS_Client
Copyright (1999-2006) by Laurence Loewe, evolutionary-research
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This simulator helps uncover potential genetic causes of
extinction of endangered and not-yet-endangered species by
investigating Mullers Ratchet. Your help to improve
understanding of such genomic decay might one day be used
to fight it. Nevertheless, access and use of this software
shall impose the following obligations and understandings:

1. You are allowed to use this executable for free as long
   as you don't modify it.
    
     You are granted the right, without any fee or cost,
     to use, copy and distribute this software to all the
     computers belonging to you. However, you are not 
     allowed to modify, alter, enhance or reverse engineer
     this programm, as evolutionary-research retains the
     exclusive right to make new releases of this simulator
     or other simulators using any code from this release.

2. Distribution: please download from the Internet to get
   the latest version
    
     Anybody may freely download this simulator or subsequent
     releases of this simulator from the website of
     evolutionary-research
            http://evolutionary-research.net
     and you may share the programm with others, if you don't
     modify it. However, if you recieved this code from
     any source other than the website of evolutionary-research,
     evolutionary-research can no longer guarantee that you
     get the latest release (or a release not modified by
     a third party). You are only allowed to redistribute this
     programm publicly (CDs, websites, softwarecollections...)
     after obtaining the latest release and written permission
     from evolutionary-research.
 
3. Results computed belong to you until you share them.
    
     The results you compute on your machines belong to
     you alone until you submit the results to evolutionary-
     research.  If you do that evolutionary-research is
     free to use, analyze, publish or not publish the data
     submitted in the results file. (The email-address you
     use to submit the data remains as private as possible.)
     However, submitted data still belongs to you and you
     may use, analyze, publish or not publish it as long as
     evolutionary-research is generally allowed to do the
     same. You may check http://evolutionary-research.net
     to see results and summaries published by evolutionary-
     research. If you publish results calculated with this
     code, check http://evolutionary-research.net for
     the appropriate reference to cite the source of this
     code. As long as result-submission is by email, watch
     out that you do not submit the same results many times.
     They are filtered out anyway. So please do not forget
     to remove the "S005_RESULTS.txt" file after submitting it.
     You may start a new group- or personal account at any
     time by submitting a result containing the corresponding
     data. However, you agree that your results are anonymized,
     if someone else had opened an account with identical
     names before you. If you personalize your results,
     you agree that evolutionary- research stores and
     publishes the corresponding information. You may submit
     your results under a name/group that others have chosen
     before, if they gave you their NameCheckPINs. You are then
     obligated to promote an URL that this other person agrees
     to. However, you carry the full responsability, if you
     share your NameCheckPINs with someone who would misuse
     them. If you use the wrong ID, you agree that your
     results are anonymized.  By specifying a website or
     other contact information, you guarantee that neither
     is illegal, pornographic, otherwise immoral or against
     the rights or the will of a third party concerned. If
     there are any complaints about this, you agree that the
     corresponding information will be no longer published and
     results may be anonymized.

4. No support, except what you find at the website.
    
     Please understand, that evolutionary-research is not
     obligated to provide you with any explanations on what
     the simulations you compute actually mean. Besides that,
     evolutionary-research is not obligated to provide you
     with any support, consulting, training or assistance of
     any kind with regard to the use, operation and performance
     of this software nor to provide you with any updates,
     revisions, new releases or bug fixes. You might, however
     find at http://evolutionary- research.net, what you
     are looking for. If you did not find it there you may
     send an email and ask, although no answer can be guaranteed.

5. DO NOT misuse the reporting capabilities to fill your harddisk!
    
     WARNING: If you misuse the life reporting capabilities
     of this simulator, you can generate so much output that
     your harddisk will be completely filled. This can be
     a problem for your computer system in general. However,
     this will not happen, if you have a few Megabytes space
     on your disk, use default settings and do not process
     excessively long run-files. If you get problems because you
     discard this warning, then evolutionary-research will have
     no whatsoever responsability to correct the damage.

6. DO NOT place foreign files in the simulators directory,
   else they may be deleted!
    
     WARNING: The simulator assumes that he has his directory
     all for himself. Thus he writes files to that folder
     and he deletes / changes such files. This is part of the
     overall system. If you move a file to that folder that
     has a name that is special to the simulator, then he
     assumes that it belongs to him and can be changed /
     deleted. Such automatic files can have names like "run",
     "run.txt", "eProgress.txt", "break.txt",
     "IntermediateResult", "RemoveResultsAfterEmailing.txt",
     "Licence.txt", "position_in_run_file.txt",
     "minimal_log_file.txt", "S005_Preferences.txt" and
     others. If you move any non-simulator-file to a
     simulators folder and the data in it is lost because
     you started the simulator, then evolutionary-research
     will have no whatsoever responsability to correct the
     damage. 

7. No warranty
    
     THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY EVOLUTIONARY-RESEARCH
     "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
     INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTY
     OF FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE DISCLAIMED.
     IN NO EVENT SHALL EVOLUTIONARY-RESEARCH BE LIABLE
     FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR
     ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE,
     DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT,
     NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF
     OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS, USE OR PERFORMANCE
     OF THIS SOFTWARE. EVOLUTIONARY-RESEARCH IS ALSO NOT
     LIABLE FOR ANY HARDWARE-DAMAGE THAT MAY RESULT FROM
     THE FACT THAT YOU LET YOUR COMPUTER RUN SIMULATIONS
     FOR PROLONGED PERIODS OF TIME, BE IT FAILURE OF
     HARDWARE COMPONENTS, DAMMAGE BY LIGHTENING OR ANY
     OTHER IMAGINABLE THING.

As parts of this licence may change for future releases,
please consult http://evolutionary-research.net for
the latest information. Your licence to use this program
expires when you start to disagree with the statements above.

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