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1@comment -*-texinfo-*-
2@comment $Id: COPYING.texi,v 1.43 2009-04-08 12:44:41 seelisch Exp $
3@comment this file contains the copyright notice on Singular
4@ifclear VERSION
5@include version.texi
6@end ifclear
7
8@cindex copyright
9@cindex factory
10@cindex GMP
11@cindex MP
12@cindex NTL
13@cindex readline
14@cindex libfac
15@cindex surfex
16@cindex surfer
17
18@center @sc{Singular} version @value{VERSION}
19@center @uref{http://www.uni-kl.de/,,University of Kaiserslautern}
20@center @uref{http://www.mathematik.uni-kl.de/,,Department of Mathematics} and  @uref{http://www.mathematik.uni-kl.de/~zca/,,Centre for Computer Algebra}
21@center Authors: @uref{http://www.mathematik.uni-kl.de/~greuel,,G.-M. Greuel}, @uref{http://www.mathematik.uni-kl.de/~pfister,,G. Pfister}, @uref{http://www.mathematik.uni-kl.de/~hannes,,H. Schoenemann}
22
23@center Copyright @copyright{} 1986-2009
24@sp 2
25@center @strong{NOTICE}
26
27This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
28it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
29the Free Software Foundation (version 2 or version 3 of the License).
30
31Some single files have a copyright given within the file:
32Singular/ndbm.* (BSD), kernel/htmlhelp.h (LGPL 2.1+)
33
34The following software modules shipped with @sc{Singular} have their own copyright:
35the omalloc library, the readline library,
36the Gnu Multiple Precision Library (GMP),
37NTL: A Library for doing Number Theory (NTL),
38the Multi Protocol library (MP), the
39Singular-Factory library, the Singular-libfac library,
40surfex, and,
41for the Windows distributions, the Cygwin DLL and the Cygwin tools (Cygwin), and the
42XEmacs editor (XEmacs).
43
44Their copyrights and licenses can be found in the accompanying files COPYING
45which are distributed along with these packages.
46(Since version 3-0-3 of @sc{Singular}, all parts have GPL or LGPL
47as (one of) their licences.)
48
49This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
50but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
51MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
52GNU General Public License for more details.
53
54You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
55along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
56Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA
57(see @uref{http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html,,GPL})
58
59Please send any comments or bug reports to
60@email{singular@@mathematik.uni-kl.de}.
61
62If you want to be informed of new releases,
63 please register as a @sc{Singular} user by using the
64registration form on the @sc{Singular} homepage
65              @uref{http://www.singular.uni-kl.de}.
66If for some reason you cannot access the registration form, you
67can also register by sending an email to
68              @email{singular@@mathematik.uni-kl.de}
69with subject line @code{register} and body containing the following data:
70     your name, email address, organisation, country and platform(s).
71
72
73For information on how to cite @sc{Singular} see
74@uref{http://www.singular.uni-kl.de/how_to_cite.html}.
75
76You can also support @sc{Singular} by informing us about
77your result obtained by using @sc{Singular}.
78
79@heading Availability
80
81The latest information regarding the status of @sc{Singular} is always
82available from @uref{http://www.singular.uni-kl.de}.
83@ifset singularmanual
84The program @sc{Singular} and the above mentioned parts are available via
85anonymous ftp through the following addresses:
86@table @asis
87@item GMP, libreadline
88@copyright{} Free Software Foundation
89@* @uref{http://gmplib.org}
90@item MP
91@copyright{} Gray/Kajler/Wang, Kent State University
92@* @uref{http://www.symbolicnet.org/areas/protocols/mp.html}
93@item NTL
94@copyright{} Victor Shoup
95@* @uref{http://www.shoup.net/ntl}
96@item Singular-Factory
97@copyright{} Greuel/Stobbe, University of Kaiserslautern:
98@* @uref{ftp://www.mathematik.uni-kl.de/pub/Math/Singular/Factory}
99@item Singular-libfac
100@copyright{}  Messollen, University of Saarbr@"ucken:
101@* @uref{ftp://www.mathematik.uni-kl.de/pub/Math/Singular/Libfac}
102@item surfex
103@copyright{} Oliver Labs (2001-2008), Stephan Holzer (2004-2005)
104@* @uref{http://surfex.AlgebraicSurface.net}
105@item surf
106@copyright{} Stephan Endrass
107@* @uref{http://surf.sf.net}
108@item surfer
109@* @uref{http://www.imaginary2008.de/surfer.php}
110@item @sc{Singular} binaries and sources
111@uref{ftp://www.mathematik.uni-kl.de/pub/Math/Singular/} or via a
112WWW brow@-ser from
113@uref{http://www.mathematik.uni-kl.de/ftp/pub/Math/Singular/}
114@item Cygwin
115@uref{http://www.cygwin.com/}
116@item Xemacs
117@uref{http://www.xemacs.org}
118@end table
119@end ifset
120
121@heading Acknowledgements
122
123The development of @sc{Singular} is directed and coordinated by
124Gert-Martin Greuel, Gerhard Pfister, and Hans Sch@"onemann.
125
126@cindex Contributors
127@cindex Authors
128@cindex Greuel, Gert-Martin
129@cindex Pfister, Gerhard
130@cindex Sch@"onemann, Hans
131
132Currently, the @sc{Singular} team has the following members:
133Michael Brickenstein,
134Wolfram Decker,
135Alexander Dreyer,
136Anne Fr@"uhbis-Kr@"uger,
137Kai Kr@"uger,
138Viktor Levandovskyy,
139Oleksandr Motsak,
140Mathias Schulze,
141and
142Oliver Wienand.
143@cindex Brickenstein, Michael
144@cindex Decker, Wolfram
145@cindex Dreyer, Alexander
146@cindex Fr@"uhbis-Kr@"uger, Anne
147@cindex Kr@"uger, Kai
148@cindex Levandovskyy, Viktor
149@cindex Motsak, Oleksandr
150@cindex Schulze, Mathias
151@cindex Wienand, Oliver
152
153Former members of the @sc{Singular} team are:
154Olaf Bachmann,
155Christoph Lossen,
156Wolfgang Neumann,
157Wilfred Pohl,
158Jens Schmidt,
159Thomas Siebert,
160R@"udiger Stobbe,
161Eric Westenberger
162and
163Tim Wichmann.
164@cindex Bachmann, Olaf
165@cindex Lossen, Christoph
166@cindex Neumann, Wolfgang
167@cindex Pohl, Wilfred
168@cindex Schmidt, Jens
169@cindex Siebert, Thomas
170@cindex Stobbe, R@"udiger
171@cindex Westenberger, Eric
172@cindex Wichmann, Tim
173
174Further contributions to @sc{Singular} have been made by:
175Daniel Andres,
176Thomas Bayer,
177Isabelle Bermejo,
178Markus Becker,
179Stas Bulygin,
180Nadine Cremer,
181Kai Dehmann,
182Marcin Dumnicki,
183Stephan Endra@ss{},
184Jose Ignacio Farran,
185I. Garcia-Marco,
186Vladimir Gerdt,
187Philippe Gimenez,
188Christian Gorzel,
189Hubert Grassmann,
190Amir Hashemi,
191Fernando Hernando,
192Agnes Heydtmann,
193Dietmar Hillebrand,
194Tobias Hirsch,
195Markus Hochstetter,
196Manuel Kauers,
197Simon King,
198Anen Lakhal,
199Martin Lamm,
200Santiago Laplagne,
201Gregoire Lecerf,
202Francisco Javier Lobillo,
203Christoph Mang,
204Thomas Markwig,
205Bernd Martin,
206Michael Me@ss{}ollen,
207Andrea Mindnich,
208Jorge Martin Morales,
209Thomas N@"u@ss{}ler,
210Tetyana Povalyaeva,
211Carlos Rabelo,
212J.-J. Salazar-Gonzalez,
213Alfredo Sanchez-Navarro,
214Ivor Saynisch,
215Kristina Schindelar,
216Silke Spang,
217Stefan Steidel,
218Henrik Strohmayer,
219Christian Stussak,
220Imade Sulandra,
221Akira Suzuki,
222Christine Theis,
223Enrique Tobis,
224Maryna Viazovska,
225Alberto Vigneron-Tenorio,
226Moritz Wenk,
227Denis Yanovich,
228Oleksandr Iena.
229@cindex Andres, Daniel
230@cindex Bayer, Thomas
231@cindex Bermejo, Isabelle
232@cindex Becker, Markus
233@cindex Bulygin, Stas
234@cindex Cremer, Nadine
235@cindex Dehmann, Kai
236@cindex Dumnicki, Marcin
237@cindex Endra@ss{}, Stephan
238@cindex Farran, Jose Ignacio
239@cindex Garcia-Marco, I.
240@cindex Gerdt, Vladimir
241@cindex Gimenez, Philippe
242@cindex Gorzel, Christian
243@cindex Grassmann, Hubert
244@cindex Hashemi, Amir
245@cindex Hernando, Fernando
246@cindex Heydtmann, Agnes
247@cindex Hillebrand, Dietmar
248@cindex Hirsch, Tobias
249@cindex Hochstetter, Markus
250@cindex Iena, Oleksandr
251@cindex Kauers, Manuel
252@cindex King, Simon
253@cindex Lakhal, Anen
254@cindex Lamm, Martin
255@cindex Laplagne, Santiago
256@cindex Lecerf, Gregoire
257@cindex Lobillo, Javier
258@cindex Mang, Christoph
259@cindex Markwig, Thomas
260@cindex Martin, Bernd
261@cindex Me@ss{}ollen, Michael
262@cindex Mindnich, Andrea
263@cindex Morales, Jorge Martin
264@cindex N@"u@ss{}ler, Thomas
265@cindex Povalyaeva, Tetyana
266@cindex Rabelo, Carlos
267@cindex Salazar-Gonzalez, J.-J.
268@cindex Sanchez-Navarro, Alfredo
269@cindex Saynisch, Ivor
270@cindex Schindelar, Kristina
271@cindex Spang, Silke
272@cindex Steidel, Stefan
273@cindex Strohmayer, Henrik
274@cindex Stussak, Christian
275@cindex Sulandra, Imade
276@cindex Suzuki, Akira
277@cindex Tobis, Enrique
278@cindex Theis, Christine
279@cindex Viazovska, Maryna
280@cindex Vigneron-Tenorio, Alberto
281@cindex Wenk, Moritz
282@cindex Yanovich, Denis
283
284We should like to acknowledge the financial support given by
285the Volkswagen-Stiftung, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
286and the Stiftung f@"ur Innovation des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz
287to the @sc{Singular} project.
288
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