For *SPITBOL and *SPITLIB

posted Feb 6, 2012, 6:15 PM by Jeff Ogden
SPITBOL 360 (V2.2.6 - I.I.T., MTS VERSION 06-01-77) is available for use with MTS under the General Public License (GPL). 

*SPITBOL and *SPITLIB were not included in regular MTS distributions.  The following comment appears in the D6.0 (1988) driver file:
By contract, the source and object for SPITBOL cannot be distributed. Contact the Computer Science Dept. at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Il, USA.

Since November 2001 SPITBOL 360 has been distributed under the General Public License (GPL), for no fee.

From http://www.snobol4.com/ and http://www.snobol4.com/spitbol360/  :
SPITBOL 360 was the first true compiler for SNOBOL4 and is an incredibly clever work of assembly language. SPITBOL 360 was originally distributed under license, for a fee, from 1971 until 1984 when it was superseded by SPITBOL 370.

Thanks to Robert Dewar and Ken Belcher for allowing me [Mark B. Emmer] to re-release SPITBOL 360 under the GPL for all to use and study.

 The General Public License (GPL) version 2, June 1991 is available at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html.

From version 2 of the GPL:

NO WARRANTY

11. BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE PROGRAM "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

12. IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

The source for SPITBOL 360 is available for download:



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