|The Next Generation Server for Virtual World Builders|
Muq is a new netserver platform currently in late alpha test.
Muq's first beta release will be on December 29, 1999.
See "Why Muq?" for
an overview of what Muq is good for.
Due to US export controls, Muq source code is currently available only from ftp.cistron.nl/pub/people/cynbe/: As of 1999Oct30, the most recent alpha release is ftp.cistron.nl/pub/people/cynbe/muq.-1.45.0-src.tar.gz. (If you would like to mirror this at another crypto Free World site, by all means do so! And let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The most recent Muq manuals are always available on the Web at http://muq.org/~cynbe/muq/muq.html and often mirrored at http://www.eskimo.com/~cynbe/muq/muq.html. Preformatted tarball versions of these manuals are normally available in ascii, html, info, dvi and ps from ftp://muq.org/pub/muq and usually mirrored at ftp.eskimo.com:/u/c/cynbe/muq/. (Let me know if you set up an additional mirror!)
There are currently no publicly available Muq servers on the Internet.
I maintain six Muq mailing lists, which I expect to remain very quiet until the 1999Dec29 beta release:
Muq is animated (among other things) by a desire to construct secure, cooperative, democratic, egalitarian, distributed online communities based on free software and user-owned hardware instead of on proprietary commercial hardware and software.
If you like the vision of online communities
not controlled by the likes of Microsoft or
America Online, you can contribute to making it
happen. You don't need to be a hacker to
contribute: If you want to contribute, you have
something we need, be it the ability to provide
novice-eye feedback on our manuals and tutorials,
art of any kind for our manuals, web pages and
virtual worlds, technical writing or proofreading
for our documentation, coordination of volunteer
efforts, donation of hardware access to run
testbeds, or whatever email email@example.com and see
where you can fit in!
The current Muq manual set consists of:
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