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License Agreement

This is a legal agreement between you and Onno R. Tijdgat covering your use of Ircle. Be sure to read the following agreement before using the software. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT USE THE SOFTWARE AND DESTROY ALL COPIES OF IT.

This copyright software is distributed as shareware. You may use this software without any charge for 30 days and then decide to keep it or not. If you pay the shareware fee you will receive a personal license code that allows you to continue to use the software. You may distribute the software to others, but you may not distribute your personal code to others. The software is owned by MacResponse and is protected by Dutch copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Therefore, you must treat the software like any other copyrighted material (e.g. a book or musical recording).

Commercial distribution of the software is restricted without permission of MacResponse. We are more than happy to allow you to distribute our software, but you must first have a license to do so. Contact MacResponse for details on obtaining a license.

You may not rent or lease the software, nor may you modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the software. If you violate any part of this agreement, your right to use this software terminates automatically and you must then destroy all copies of this software in your possession.

The software and related documentation are provided “AS IS” and without warranty of any kind and MacResponse expressly disclaims all other warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Under no circumstances shall MacResponse be liable for any incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use or inability to use the software or related documentation, even if MacResponse has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Netherlands. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of this Agreement, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision of the Agreement shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties, and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.


The original Ircle program, up to version 1.5.6, was written by Olaf Titz, July 1992-July 1993.

Completely rewritten and enhanced by Onno R. Tijdgat from September 1994 until today using Metrowerks Code Warrior Pro.

Some user interface ideas by Robert Ivens.

Webdesign, Manual/Reference, help files and FAQ material by Paula M.Th. van der Goot.

'Ircle 3.0 Get It' Logo by Kent Demas

Ircle 3.1 Startup screen by Sander Both

It is nearly impossible for us to mention everyone who contributed to Ircle, but we hereby sincerely thank the translators, applescripters and many beta testers during the past years for their input.
For more information on who a contribution to Ircle, click here.

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