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Subject: Another GNU software distribution
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Date: Mon, 5-Aug-85 13:55:55 EDT
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From: Leonard H. Tower Jr. <tower@mit-prep>
The GNU project is organizing itself as the Free Software Foundation.
We will continue with the same objectives:
  1) to create GNU as a full development/operating system.
  2) to distribute GNU and other useful software with source code and
permission to copy and redistribute.

The next distribution includes:
  GNU Emacs (Version 16.54) including manual source in TeX format.
  Bison - a parser generator compatible with Un*x's YACC.
  Scheme - a block structured dialect of lisp.

We will send you a 1600bpi tar formated tape of this distribution,
including full sources, if you send $150 to:
  Free Software Foundation
  1000 Mass Avenue
  Cambridge, MA 02138

Make checks out to Free Software Foundation.

The first edition of the GNU Emacs Manual is available separately at
$15.00 a copy.

Massachusetts residents please add 5% sales tax.  (These prices are
subject to change without notice.)

Further questions should be directed to:
  Michael Zelyony 876-6819 or 876-3296

If you are on the Internet, you can at present copy the latest
distribution version of GNU Emacs from the file /u2/emacs/edist.tar on
host MIT-PREP.  After you unpack it, be sure to look at the files
README and INSTALL.  The files are also present individually under the
directory /u2/emacs/dist.

The latest distribution version of Bison is in the file
/u/rms/gnudist/bison.tar on host MIT-PREP.  The individual files for
Bison are available under the directory /u/rms/gnudist/bison.

For further information on Scheme refer to: "Structure and
Interpretation of Computer Programs", by Harold Abelson and Gerald J.
Sussman with Julie Sussman, The MIT Press & McGraw-Hill Book Company,

The distribution works under 4.2BSD Un*x running on Vax computers.  It
is possible to reconfigure the software for other machines and
operating systems.

We distribute software in the hope that it will be useful, but
without any warranty.  No author or distributor of this software
accepts responsibility to anyone for the consequences of using it or
for whether it serves any particular purpose or works at all, unless
he says so in writing.

If you like the software developed and distributed by the Free
Software Foundation, please express your satisfaction with a donation.
Your donations will help to support the Foundation and make our future
efforts successful, including a complete development and operating
system, called GNU (Gnu's Not Un*x), which will run Un*x user
programs.  For more information on GNU and the Foundation, contact us
at the above address.