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A radical new concept in software distribution...

Well, at the very least a rather odd one. The Proxomitron has no time limit, no nag screens, and no registrations keys - all features are full functional now and forever. It is not Shareware, Demoware, Careware, Crippleware, or even TupperWare.

It's not Freeware either.... The Proxomitron is, in fact, ShonenWare!

What the name of PuyoPuyo is ShonenWare!!?

ShonenWare is a concept dedicated to the support of the one-and-only world famous female power-trio from Osaka Japan: Shonen Knife - kawaii creators of the very best music in the world!

To find out more about them, check the following links...

Shonen Knife Nexus
Heart Friends of Shonen Knife
Shonen Knife's very own personal web page (Japanese only)

Under the terms of Shonenware, you can use the program as often as you like for as long as you like. You can also, of course, freely copy it as long as you abide by certain conditions (see below). However, If you find the program useful you're encouraged to "register" it.

How to register....

To register simply go out and buy any CD, record, or tape by Shonen Knife, listen to it carefully, and e-mail me your impressions of the album. Be sure to include detailed enough descriptions of the songs to convince me that you actually *did* buy the album ;-). Alternately mail (not email - no binary attachments please) me a picture of you holding the CD. If you can convince me you really do own a Shonen Knife album, well then you're registered.

What? Your local record shop doesn't have any Shonen Knife? Well, then they must not be a proper bison loving establishment - I say. Don't fret however, most on-line music stores boast a good selection for sale (I personally have had good experience with "Music Boulevard"). If you're new to Shonen Knife and don't know where to start, I recommend "Brand New Knife" as an excellent first choice. "Let's Knife" is also a perennial favorite.

If you're already a fan of Shonen Knife, and perhaps own some (or all) of their albums, you're already qualified for registration! Just send me some email about your favorite Shonen Knife tunes or Near-Knife experiences. Sending me a copy of a picture of you with Shonen Knife, of course earns you extra credit.

If on the off chance, you actually happen to be Shonen Knife (i.e. Naoko, Atsuko, or Michie), you of course, have a lifetime registration for this and any other Shonenware releases. Sadly, I hear tell they all use Macs ;-).

I should also mention I'm in no way affiliated with Shonen Knife. The only benefit I receive is by encouraging a band who's music I enjoy and hopefully helping others to discover this unique group too.

Why register...

Registration accomplishes they following nifty things.

  • Makes me happy (because I like Shonen Knife) which encourages me to write better versions of this program!
  • Makes Shonen Knife happy and allows them to make more albums which...
  • Makes the entire world a happier place!
  • And most importantly, it can make you happy since it results in owning a magical Shonen Knife album of your very own!
Now, how often does registering a program give you the chance to improve the entire world? ;-)

Oh, and you can also receive email notification of new versions (if you request it). Not to mention registering is likely to give gives your suggestions, problems, and general opinions about the program higher priority.

Copyright and License

The Proxomitron is copyrighted 1999 by Scott R. Lemmon (That being me). I retain full rights to the program, its accompaning documentation, and all other related files.

This version of the Proxomitron is free for personal use.

*** Use it at your own risk ***

I believe the Proxomitron to be a safe and useful application, but I can make no guarantee that it will work properly (or at all), or that some unforeseen bug won't inadvertently cause damage, compromise your system, or even wake Godzilla.

I will in no way be held responsible for any damages occurring as the result of using this program. By using this program at all, you're agreeing to abide by these terms.


I freely authorize the distribution of copies of this version of the Proxomitron as long as the following conditions are met...

  • No fee is charged for the program except to cover the basic distribution costs of media and shipping (not to exceed $5.00 US).
  • The program and all associated files are only distributed in their original archive and are not altered in any way.
  • It is not included as part of another commercial product.
  • Absolutely no bison are harmed in the distribution process. ^_^
The Proxomitron may be included in any software collection downloadable through electronic means (including web sites, FTP sites, and Bulletin Board Systems) as long as no fee is charged to gain access to or download this product.

For inclusion of the Proxomitron with a commercial product, or inclusion on compilation CD ROMs or other media sold for profit, permission must first be gotten from the author: I can be reached here.

It's likely you'll get permission to freely distribute this program. For most Shareware/Freeware CD ROM collections and the like, permission will be gladly given. I'd just like to be aware of such uses.

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