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.set GIT=https://github.com/imatix/zguide
.sub 0MQ=ØMQ

0MQ - The Guide
===============

Written by Pieter Hintjens <ph@imatix.com>, CEO iMatix Corporation.

A 0MQ socket is what you get when you take a normal TCP socket, inject it with a mix of radioactive isotopes stolen from a secret Soviet atomic research project, bombard it with 1950-era cosmic rays, and put it into the hands of a drug-addled comic book author with a badly-disguised fetish for bulging muscles clad in spandex. Yes, 0MQ sockets are the world-saving superheros of the networking world.

[diagram]
 +------------+ +------------+
 | | | | Zap!
 | TCP socket +------->| 0MQ socket |
 | | BOOM! | cC00 | POW!!
 +------------+ +------------+
   ^ ^ ^
   | | |
   | | \---------\
   | | |
   | \----------\ |
  Illegal | |
  radioisotopes | |
  from secret | |
  Soviet atomic | Spandex
  city |
               Cosmic rays


        A terrible accident...
[/diagram]

License
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The text of "0MQ - The Guide" is copyright (c) 2009-2012 Pieter Hintjens, and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. The source code examples are licensed under MIT/X11 unless otherwise specified in the code. The tools in /bin are placed into the public domain.

Contributions
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All contributions to the Guide example source code is governed by the [C4 process](http://rfc.zeromq.org/spec:16).

Thanks
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Thanks to all the contributors, listed in CONTRIBUTORS.
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