Here is a copy of a recent message I got from P. Kraulis, the author of
MOLSCRIPT. His e-mail address is PJK at OYSTER.CSB.KI.SE
After having answered to this mail, I got the program on my SGI a few days
later. Very easy to install, works just fine.
Jean-Loup Risler Tel: (33 1) 69 82 31 34
CNRS Fax: (33 1) 69 07 49 73
Centre de Genetique Moleculaire Email: risler at cgmvax.cgm.cnrs-gif.fr
91198 Gif sur Yvette Cedex France
Thanks for your interest in my program MolScript.
This is a description of how to obtain the program.
* Print, read and sign the license agreement.
* Send the signed hard-copy license agreement to me (address below).
* Choose one of the alternatives below for means of distribution
and act accordingly.
* There is no fee for academic researchers. Of course, I do expect
proper recognition in publications (see license).
* Companies must pay a fee of 2,000 pound sterling (GBP). Otherwise,
the conditions are basically the same as for academics.
Alternative 1: anonymous FTP
The anonymous FTP distribution consists of a compressed tar file
(molscript.tar.Z, about 580 KB) containing source code, documentation,
makefiles and example input files. The file was made on an SGI system,
but can be handled on SUN, ULTRIX and ESV machines (and probably other UNIX
systems as well).
When you have put the signed license agreement in the post, you may contact
me (email see below) to give me the Internet number (name address is
usually not enough) for the machine that I should transfer the MolScript
distribution file to.
If you do not have anonymous FTP set up on your machine, then another
account may be used. However, then I will have to have the password for that
account. In such a case, use fax to send account and password to me, which
is more secure than sending it over the net. I promise not to use this
account for anything else than transferring MolScript.
I do not have anonymous FTP set up on any machine, so you will not be
able to fetch MolScript from any machine in my lab.
Alternative 2: from a friend
If you know of someone that you can easily get the MolScript program from,
then you may do so if and only if the following conditions all hold:
1) You have read, signed and posted the license agreement to me.
2) You will let me know of what you are doing and the name of the
person that you are getting the program from.
3) You tell the person you are getting the program from that you have
signed the license, and that you are telling me (PK) about what you
4) The person you are getting the program from is perfectly willing to spend
time doing this, and you are not imposing yourself on him/her. If in
doubt, contact me instead.
If you do get the program in this way, be sure to get both the forlib and
molscript directories, since both are needed to recompile the program.
Not an alternative: tape
I no longer distribute MolScript via tape. It simply takes too much time
for me to handle tapes. Exceptions to this can be made only in extreme
circumstances, and only after discussion with me.
Since many companies are not connected to the Internet, I will distribute
MolScript to them using Silicon Graphics QIC-150 tapes, unless the company
tells me otherwise.
The program is written in pure Fortran 77. Only the Silicon Graphics IRIS
version is supported with a makefile. The source code was written to be as
system-independent as possible. It should not be too difficult to port
the MolScript program to other systems, provided there is a decent
Fortran 77 compiler and run-time system.
There are makefiles and forlib procedures for SUN and ULTRIX, although no
guarantees are given; these are not kept up to date anymore. However,
the source code and makefiles will most probably work for other systems
as well, such as ESV and IBM RS6000. For VAX/VMS, the i/o logical units
in the source code will have to be changed. This you will have to do yourself.
The Raster3D package is not part of the distribution. This package you will
have to fetch yourself from the anonymous ftp site stanzi.bchem.washington.edu
Center for Structural Biochemistry phone: +46 8 608 9266
Karolinska Institute fax: +46 8 608 9290
Novum email: pjk at oyster.csb.ki.se
141 57 Huddinge
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License for MolScript v1.4
This is a license for MolScript, academic software version 1.4
(copyright (C) 1993 Per Kraulis), a program for creating plots in PostScript
format of molecular structures.
This license is to be signed by your institution (hereinafter referred
to as the "LICENSEE"), and returned to Per Kraulis (hereinafter referred to
as the "LICENSOR"). The computer program, including source code, documentation
and example input files, as well as any modifications or derivative works
made by the LICENSEE, are hereinafter referred to collectively as the
1. A non-exclusive, non-transferable license is granted to the LICENSEE
to install and use the SOFTWARE on an appropriate computer system or systems
located at LICENSEE's institution to which the LICENSEE has authorized access.
Use of the SOFTWARE is restricted to LICENSEE and collaborators at his
institution who have agreed to accept the terms of this license.
2. The LICENSOR retains ownership of all materials (including magnetic tape,
unless provided by the LICENSEE) and SOFTWARE delivered to LICENSEE. Any
modifications or derivative works based on the SOFTWARE are considered part
of the SOFTWARE and ownership thereof is retained by the LICENSOR, and are
to be made available to him upon request.
3. The LICENSEE may make a reasonable number of copies of the SOFTWARE for
the purposes of backup, maintenance of the SOFTWARE, or development of
derivative works based on the SOFTWARE. These additional copies will carry
the copyright notice and will be controlled by this license, and will be
destroyed by the LICENSEE upon termination of this license.
4. The LICENSEE shall not use SOFTWARE for any purpose (research or otherwise)
that is supported by a "for profit" organization without prior written
authorization from the LICENSOR.
5. The LICENSEE shall not disclose in any form either the delivered SOFTWARE
or any modifications or derivative works based on the SOFTWARE to third
parties without prior written authorization from the LICENSOR.
6. If the LICENSEE receives a request to furnish all or any portion of the
SOFTWARE to any third party, he will not fulfill such a request, and will
refer it in writing to the LICENSOR.
7. The LICENSEE agrees that the SOFTWARE is furnished on an "as is" basis,
and that the LICENSOR in no way warrants the SOFTWARE or any of its results
and is in no way liable for any use LICENSEE makes of the SOFTWARE.
8. LICENSEE agrees that any reports or publications of results obtained with
the SOFTWARE will acknowledge its use by an appropriate citation. This would
refer to the following publication: Per J. Kraulis, "MOLSCRIPT: A Program
to Produce Both Detailed and Schematic Plots of Protein Structures",
Journal of Applied Crystallography (1991) vol 24, pp 946-950.
9. The terms of this license shall not be limited in time.
To evidence your acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth above,
please sign in the indicated space and return this letter to the LICENSOR.
Per Kraulis, PhD
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