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-  HTSQL -- A Query Language for the Accidental Programmer
+HTSQL is a comprehensive navigational query language for relational
+databases.  HTSQL is designed for data analysts and other *accidental
+programmers* who have complex business inquiries to solve and need a
+productive tool to write and share database queries.  HTSQL is *free
+and open source* software.  For more information, please see
-HTSQL ("Hyper Text Structured Query Language") is a high-level query
-language for relational databases.   The target audience for HTSQL is
-the accidental programmer -- one who is not a SQL expert, yet needs a
-usable, comprehensive query tool for data access and reporting.  
-HTSQL is also a web service which takes a request via HTTP, translates
-it into a SQL query, executes the query against a relational database,
-and returns the results in a format requested by the user agent (JSON,
-CSV, HTML, etc.).
-Use of HTSQL with open source databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite) is
-royalty free under BSD-style conditions.  Use of HTSQL with proprietary
-database systems (Oracle, Microsoft SQL) requires a commercial license.
-See ``LICENSE`` for details.
-For installation instructions, see ``INSTALL``.  For list of new
-features in this release, see ``NEWS``.  HTSQL documentation is in the
-``doc`` directory. 
-        The HTSQL homepage
-        Get taste of HTSQL
-        The HTSQL tutorial
-        Using HTSQL in Python
-        HTSQL source code
-    irc://
-        IRC chat in #htsql on freenode
-        The mailing list for users of HTSQL
+This is a source repository for HTSQL.  It contains the source of
+HTSQL core and database backends, documentation, regression tests,
+and build scripts.
 HTSQL is copyright by Prometheus Research, LLC.  HTSQL is written by
 Clark C. Evans <> and Kirill Simonov <>.
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