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Subject: Member news: Prepaid license to XSL books sold to U.S. Government employees

All U.S. Government employees benefit from license of XSL electronic books

Ottawa, Canada -  Monday June 9, 2003 - Crane Softwrights Ltd. (Kars, ON, 
Canada) today announced the sale to the U.S. Government of a worldwide 
department-wide employee-only license to two of Crane's electronic books 
sold as extensively hyperlinked PDF files. These books cover the W3C 
Extensible Stylesheet Languages (XSL/XSLT/XSL-FO).  The standard prepaid 
employee license does not include redistribution or mass printing to any 
party.  Government contractors and other non-employees are specifically not 
included and would need to obtain their own licenses if desired.

Kathryn Holman, President of Crane Softwrights Ltd. remarked "We are very 
pleased to be in a position to make these works freely available to all 
U.S. Government-employed staff across all departments.  We have taught our 
training courses to a number of U.S. Government groups and were aware of 
the interest out there in many departments for the reference material upon 
which the training has been based".

G. Ken Holman, CTO of Crane Softwrights Ltd. added "We anticipate the two 
electronic books Practical Transformation Using XSLT and XPath and 
Practical Formatting Using XSL-FO to become essential reference materials 
to government employees in their work with XML and XSL technologies.  Our 
other customers have seen big benefits having a local electronic copy on 
each employee's machine, hyperlinked within the pages and directly out 
through a web browser to the W3C Recommendation documents".

These electronic publications are now available from a U.S. Government 
password-protected Intranet site.  Please see 
http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/links/usgov-press1.htm for updates on where 
these materials are available and for a list of companies who have publicly 
recorded that they have also purchased a world license.

Please note that paper renditions of earlier editions of these two 
electronic books are not included in the license and can be purchased 
separately at bookstores as two titles in the Charles F. Goldfarb 
Definitive XML Series of books published as Prentice Hall Professional 
Technical References: Definitive XSLT and XPath (ISBN 0-13-065196-6) and 
Definitive XSL-FO (ISBN 0-13-140374-5).

About Crane Softwrights Ltd: Crane Softwrights Ltd. is a 
federally-incorporated Canadian consultancy offering Computer Systems 
Analysis services since April 1997. They focus primarily in structured text 
processing related to the Web-based Extensible Markup Language (W3C XML) 
family of recommendations, and the international Standard Generalized 
Markup Language (SGML - ISO 8879:1986) family of standards. Crane is an 
active member in the markup community, participating in the Organization 
for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) industry 
consortium, the IDEAlliance Independent Consultants Cooperative (IDEA-ICC), 
and The XML Guild of markup practitioners.


Crane Softwrights Ltd.
G. Ken Holman


Upcoming hands-on courses: (registration still open!)
-      (XSLT/XPath and/or XSL-FO) North America: June 16-20, 2003

G. Ken Holman                mailto:gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com
Crane Softwrights Ltd.         http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/o/
Box 266, Kars, Ontario CANADA K0A-2E0   +1(613)489-0999 (F:-0995)
ISBN 0-13-065196-6                      Definitive XSLT and XPath
ISBN 0-13-140374-5                              Definitive XSL-FO
ISBN 1-894049-08-X  Practical Transformation Using XSLT and XPath
ISBN 1-894049-11-X              Practical Formatting Using XSL-FO
Member of the XML Guild of Practitioners:    http://XMLGuild.info
Male Breast Cancer Awareness http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/o/bc

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