Lynx is used in universities, libraries, freenets, and many other situations where there is a desire to bring the information of the World-Wide Web to as wide an audience as possible.
The most recent release of Lynx is 2.4-FM, which is maintained by Foteos Macrides at the Worcester Foundation for Biological Research. The most recent, and probably final, release of Lynx produced by the University of Kansas is 2.4.2. KU has no plans at this time to continue development or maintenance of Lynx. New or upgrading users are advised to use the 2.4-FM release of Lynx.
For information on how to use the KU release of Lynx see the Lynx User's Guide or the Lynx help files.
For information about the University of Kansas see the KU WWW home page.
There is an email discussion about Lynx called lynx-dev. There are about 500 people around the world who use, administer, and develop Lynx who receive this distribution.
Thanks to Tim Berners-Lee and the other CERN World Wide Web wizards for the WWW client library code and all of their other work on the WWW project. Thanks to NCSA and the Mosaic developers, and to everyone out in netland who has contributed to Lynx's development either directly (through comments or bug reports) or indirectly (through inspiration and development of other systems). Also a special thanks to Foteos Macrides who ported much of Lynx to VMS, and to Earl Fogel of the University of Saskatchewan. Earl implemented the hypertext engine HYPERREZ in the UN*X environment. HYPERREZ was developed by Neil Larson of Think.com and served as the model for the early versions of Lynx which did not use the WWW libraries and had their own hypertext format.
Lynx was built over an early version of the Common Code Library developed by the CERN WWW Project. That code is copyrighted by CERN. Lynx contains other sections of code that are copyrighted by other institutions or individuals. The Lynx copyright does not override or invalidate those copyrights.