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      The prices on the order form below EXPIRE in June 1991
	   GNU Emacs availability information, January 1991
Copyright (C) 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

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GNU Emacs is legally owned by the Free Software Foundation, but we
regard the foundation actually as its custodian on behalf of the
public, since all software ought to be the common property of mankind.

The foundation permits everyone to have and run copies of GNU Emacs,
at no charge, and to redistribute copies under certain conditions
which are designed to make sure that that all modified versions of GNU
Emacs remain as free as the versions we distribute.  These conditions
are stated in the document "GNU Emacs General Public License", a copy
of which is required to be distributed with every copy of GNU Emacs.
It is usually in a file named COPYING in the same directory as this

If you do not know anyone to get a copy of GNU Emacs from, you can
order a tape from the Free Software Foundation.  We distribute Emacs
version 18 on 1600bpi industry standard mag tape in tar format.  We
will also ship it on 1/4" Sun cartridge tapes in tar format and on
1600bpi magtape in VMS interchange (aka backup) format.  We also
distribute nicely typeset copies of the Emacs manual and the Emacs
reference card.  See the order form at the end of this file.

If you have Internet access, you can copy the latest Emacs
distribution from host prep.ai.mit.edu.  There are several ways to do
this; see the file `FTP' in the same directory as this file for more
information.  Even better, get the latest version of the file from
`/pub/gnu/etc/FTP' on prep.ai.mit.edu for the most current
arrangements.  It may also be possible to copy Emacs via uucp; the
file `FTP' contains information on that too.

Emacs has been run on both Berkeley Unix and System V Unix, on a
variety of types of cpu.  It also works on VMS and on Apollo
computers, though with some deficiencies that reflect problems in
these operating systems.  See the file MACHINES in this directory for
a full list of machines that GNU Emacs has been tested on, with
machine-specific installation notes and warnings.

Note that there is significant variation between Unix systems
supposedly running the same version of Unix; it is possible that what
works in GNU Emacs for me does not work on your system due to such an
incompatibility.  Since I must avoid reading Unix source code, I
cannot even guess what such problems may exist.

GNU Emacs is distributed with no warranty (see the General Public
License for full details, in the file COPYING in this directory), and
neither I nor the Free Software Foundation promises any kind of
support or assistance to users.  The foundation keeps a list of people
who are willing to offer support and assistance for hire.  It is
usually in a file named SERVICE in the same directory as this file.
You get the latest version of the file from `/pub/gnu/etc/SERVICE' on

However, we plan to continue to improve GNU Emacs and keep it
reliable, so please send me any complaints and suggestions you have.
I will probably fix anything that I consider a malfunction.  I may
make improvements that are suggested, but I may choose not to.
Improving Emacs is not my highest priority now.

If you are on the Internet, report bugs to
bug-gnu-emacs@prep.ai.mit.edu; on UUCP, use the address
...!uunet!prep.ai.mit.edu!bug-gnu-emacs.  Otherwise, phone the
foundation at the number listed below, or write to the address listed
below.  General questions about the GNU Project can be asked of

If you are a computer manufacturer, I encourage you to ship a copy of
GNU Emacs with every computer you deliver.  The same copying
permission terms apply to computer manufacturers as to everyone else.
You should consider making a donation to help support the GNU project;
if you estimate what it would cost to distribute some commercial
product and divide it by five, that is a good amount.

If you like GNU Emacs, please express your satisfaction with a
donation: send me or the Foundation what you feel Emacs has been worth
to you.  If you are glad that I developed GNU Emacs and distribute it
as freeware, rather than following the obstructive and antisocial
practices typical of software developers, reward me.  If you would
like the Foundation to develop more free software, contribute.

Your donations will help to support the development of more useful
software to be distributed on the same basis as GNU Emacs.  Eventually
we will have a complete imitation of the Unix operating system, called
GNU (Gnu's Not Unix), which will run Unix user programs.  For more
information on GNU, see the file GNU in this directory.

			Richard M Stallman
			Chief GNUisance,
			President of the Free Software Foundation
Our Price Increase

Through 1990, our price for tape distribution of an ordinary magnetic
tape was $150.  That price was unchanged since the FSF was founded, in
1985.  Inflation since that time has made that price equivalent to
nearly $200 in today's dollars.  We avoided raising the price for so
long because any price change results in confusion, but at the
beginning of 1991, we decided to get it done once and for all.

A Sun cartridge now costs only $10 more than a reel-to-reel tape
because our quantity purchases have reduced the extra cost to us of
these cartridges.

The VMS tapes cost $195 just to be different.  Sometimes people order
tapes and don't say whether they want Unix or VMS.  Now we will be
able to tell by the price.

We've raised the prices on several manuals because we had very little
margin on them.  Other manuals that weren't squeezing us have
unchanged prices.  This increase has allowed us to offer the sort of
quantity discount for the Emacs manual that bookstores expect, which
may increase the availability of the manual.

Barring a return to severe inflation, our prices should now be stable
for years to come.

The old prices, in effect through January 1991, were:
$150 for a reel-to-reel magnetic tape (regardless of contents), $175
for a Sun cartridge, $15 for an Emacs user's manual, $60 for six Emacs
user's manuals.

		 Free Software Foundation Order Form
       This form is effective from Feb 1 1991 through June 1991

Prices and contents are subject to change without notice.
Please allow six weeks for delivery (though it won't usually take that

All software and publications are distributed with permission to copy
and redistribute.

TeX source for each manual is on the appropriate tape; the prices for
tapes do not include printed manuals.

All software and documentation from the Free Software Foundation is
provided on an "as is" basis, with no warranty of any kind.

Quantity  Price  Item

For Unix systems, on 1600 bpi 9-track tape in Unix tar format:

________ $200	GNU Emacs source code and other software.
		The tape includes:
		* GNU Emacs (the extensible, customizable, self-documenting
		  real-time display editor)
		* The GNU Emacs Lisp Reference Manual, as Texinfo source.
		* MIT Scheme (a dialect of Lisp)
		* T, Yale's implementation of Scheme
		* Bison (a free, compatible replacement for yacc)
		* Nethack (a rogue-like game)
		* GNU Chess (a chess playing program with an interface to X).
________ $200	GNU Compiler and related software, for Unix systems.
		The tape includes:
		* GCC (the GNU C Compiler, including COFF support)
		* G++ (the C++ front end to GCC)
		* lib-g++ (the G++ class library)
		* NIH Class Library (formerly known as OOPS)
		* Bash (GNUs' Bourne Again SHell)
		* Bison (a free, compatible replacement for yacc)
		* Flex (Vern Paxson fast rewrite of lex)
		* Ghostscript (a Postscript interpreter)
		* Gawk (the GNU implementation of the AWK programming language)
		* Gas (the GNU Assembler)
		* GDB (The GNU source-level C debugger)
		* Gnuplot (an interactive mathematical plotting program)
		* Data compression software
		* Perl (version 3.0; a programming language interpreter)
		* RCS (Revision Control System)
		* CVS (Concurrent Control System)
		* GNU object file utilities (ar, ld, make, gprof, size, nm,
		  strip, ranlib, et al.)
		* other GNU utilities (make, diff, grep, tar, et al.)
		* GNU GO (the GNU implementation of the game of GO)
		* the freed files from the 4.3BSD-Tahoe distribution

________ $200	Required MIT X Window System X11R4, core software and
		documentation, and contributed client software.

________ $200   Optional MIT X Window System X11R4, contributed software
		including libraries, games, Andrew and toolkits.

For Suns and other Unix Systems, on QIC-24 DC300XLP 1/4 inch cartridge
tape, Unix tar format:

________ $210   GNU Emacs and other software, as above.

________ $210	GNU compiler tape, for Suns, as above.

________ $210	Required MIT X Window System X11R4, as above.

________ $210   Optional MIT X Window System X11R4, as above.

For IBM RS/6000 Systems, on QIC-24 DC600A 1/4 inch cartridge
tape, in an AIX distribution format.

________ $215   GNU Emacs and other software, as above.
		plus executable files of Emacs.

For VMS systems, on 1600 bpi reel-to-reel 9-track tape in VMS BACKUP

________ $195	GNU Emacs source code and binaries.

________ $195	GNU C compiler source code and binaries.
		Includes Bison and GAS.

GNU Emacs manual, ~300 pages, phototypeset, offset printed, spiral
bound, with a reference card.

________  $20	A single GNU Emacs manual.

________  $13	Emacs manuals, unit price for 6 or more.

The following documentation:

________   $1	One GNU Emacs reference card, without the manual.

________   $5   Packet of ten GNU Emacs reference cards.

________  $50   GNU Emacs Lisp Reference Manual, ~550 pages, spiral bound.

________ $200   Box of 5 GNU Emacs Lisp Reference Manuals.

________  $10   GDB Manual, ~70 pages, side stapled.

________  $15	Texinfo Manual, ~200 pages, side stapled.  Texinfo is GNU's
		structured documentation system, included with GNU Emacs.
		Texinfo is used to produce both on-line and printed documents.
		This manual describes how to write Texinfo documents.

________  $10   Termcap Manual, ~60 pages, side stapled.  Documents the
		termcap library and GNU's extensions to it.  The GNU termcap
		library is included with GNU Emacs.

________  $10   Bison Manual, ~80 pages, side stapled.

________  $15   Gawk Manual, ~150 pages, side stapled.

________  $15   Make Manual, ~120 pages, side stapled.

________  Sub Total

________   If ordering from Massachusetts: add 5% sales tax
		or give tax exempt number.

We pay for shipping via ground transportation in the 
   contiguous 48 states and Canada.

________   In Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico, for shipping:
		- For Emacs Lisp Reference manuals, add $5 each,
		  or $20 per box.  For all other items, add $5 base charge,
		  then $1 per item except Emacs reference cards.
	   If outside of U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, for shipping costs:
		- for tapes or unboxed manuals, please add $15, and then add
		  $15 more for each tape or unboxed manual in the order:
________	  Shipping cost for tapes and unboxed manuals = $15 + $15 * n;
		- for each box of Emacs manuals,
________	  please add $70.

________   Optional tax deductible donation.

________   Total paid

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