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Are you having some difficulty? You've posted blank and/or non-sensical messages to a number of sites in the last week. I've tried contacting you privately, but your email address is invalid.
Based on some other messages I've seen and articles I've read, I'm concerned that this may be a discovery effort to automate the process of sending spam to Conversant sites. If it is, I must warn you that we'll work against it as soon as the methods become clear.
Hopefully I'm wrong, and you'll be able to explain your actions.
Conversant ("the software") is offered for free, for evaluation and
software development purposes only. This license applies only to, and is
include with, the pre-release version of the software, which expires at
noon on June 1, 2002.
If you do not agree to the terms of this license, you must not install
or use the software.
You must not continue to use the software after the expiration date,
without first purchasing a license from Macrobyte Resources. There are a
number of commercial licenses available. (See the Conversant web site
for more information.)
You must not distribute all or any part of the software as part of
another software product, or to work in conjunction with another
software product, without prior written permission from an officer of
Macrobyte Resources. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may modify the software for your own use, but you must not
distribute those modifications in any way.
You may create and distribute modules ("plugins") for use with
Conversant, but those modules must not modify Conversant in any way.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, TORT, CONTRACT, OR
OTHERWISE, SHALL MACROBYTE OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR RESELLERS BE LIABLE TO
YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION,
DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR
MALFUNCTION, OR ANY AND ALL OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES. IN NO
EVENT WILL MACROBYTE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNT
MACROBYTE RECEIVED FROM YOU FOR A LICENSE TO THE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF
MACROBYTE SHALL HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES,
OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY OTHER PARTY. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL
NOT APPLY TO LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY TO THE EXTENT
APPLICABLE LAW PROHIBITS SUCH LIMITATION. FURTHERMORE, SOME
JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THIS LIMITATION AND EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO
HIGH RISK ACTIVITIES
The Software is not fault-tolerant and is not designed, manufactured or
intended for use or resale as on-line control equipment in hazardous
environments requiring fail-safe performance, such as in the operation
of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation or communication systems, air
traffic control, direct life support machines, or weapons systems, in
which the failure of the Software could lead directly to death, personal
injury, or severe physical or environmental damage ("High Risk
Activities"). Macrobyte and its suppliers specifically disclaim any
express or implied warranty of fitness for High Risk Activities.
Installation and/or use of the software indicates your acceptance of these
terms and conditions.