+The Thue Programming Language
+This is Cat's Eye Technologies' distribution of **Thue**, an esoteric
+programming language designed by John Colagioia. Thue is a non-deterministic
+string-rewriting language, based on a formalism called a *semi-Thue system*,
+but also including some programming-oriented features, like input and output.
+The specification can be found in the file `thue.txt` in the `doc` directory.
+John's implementation of the language, in C, is in the file `thue.c` in the
+`src` directory, and can, for all intents and purposes, be considered the
+There is also an implementation in Python, by Frédéric van der Plancke,
+There is an assortment of example Thue programs in the `eg` directory; all
+were written by John, except for `add_bin.t`, which was written by Frédéric.
+More information on Thue can be found on the esolangs.org wiki
+[entry for Thue](http://esolangs.org/wiki/Thue).
+All files in this distribution are "essentially in the public domain".
+John's original license text can be found in `doc/license.txt`. (In it,
+the phrase "this file" referred to the archive in which all the Thue files
+were distributed.) He placed the files he wrote (implementation, spec, and
+examples) basically into the public domain, with the proviso that he be
+contacted by anyone who wanted to do "anything interesting" with the files,
+including modifying them.
+Unfortunately, the email address he left for this purpose, with the claim
+that it would be kept current, is no longer active. Thus, one can probably
+reasonably assume that he is no longer interested in what happens to his
+Thue sources, and that they are unconditionally in the public domain;
+however, I am not a lawyer, etc. etc.
+Frédéric's implementation, and example source, are much less questionably in
+the public domain; his only proviso is that he be given credit for what he
+wrote (and not be given credit for any changes or additions that he did not
+write.) Actually, as I understand it (but again, I am not a lawyer etc etc),
+putting something into the public domain does not take away one's moral
+rights to proper credit, so this isn't very much (if at all) different from
+just being in the public domain.
+I, Chris Pressey, hereby place the contents of this README into the public
+domain, for whatever that's worth.