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2"This software program is licensed subject to the GNU General Public License
3(GPL). Version 2, June 1991, available at
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6GNU General Public License
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8Version 2, June 1991
9
10Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
1159 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA
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13Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license
14document, but changing it is not allowed.
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16Preamble
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18The licenses for most software are designed to take away your freedom to
19share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public License is intended
20to guarantee your freedom to share and change free software--to make sure
21the software is free for all its users. This General Public License applies
22to most of the Free Software Foundation's software and to any other program
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24software is covered by the GNU Library General Public License instead.) You
25can apply it to your programs, too.
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27When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not price. Our
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39For example, if you distribute copies of such a program, whether gratis or
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44We protect your rights with two steps: (1) copyright the software, and (2)
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64TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION
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660. This License applies to any program or other work which contains a notice
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73   translation is included without limitation in the term "modification".)
74   Each licensee is addressed as "you".
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76   Activities other than copying, distribution and modification are not
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81   on what the Program does.
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831. You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program's source code
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90   You may charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a copy, and you
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932. You may modify your copy or copies of the Program or any portion of it,
94   thus forming a work based on the Program, and copy and distribute such
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98   * a) You must cause the modified files to carry prominent notices stating
99        that you changed the files and the date of any change.
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101   * b) You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in
102        whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any part
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106   * c) If the modified program normally reads commands interactively when
107        run, you must cause it, when started running for such interactive
108        use in the most ordinary way, to print or display an announcement
109        including an appropriate copyright notice and a notice that there is
110        no warranty (or else, saying that you provide a warranty) and that
111        users may redistribute the program under these conditions, and
112        telling the user how to view a copy of this License. (Exception: if
113        the Program itself is interactive but does not normally print such
114        an announcement, your work based on the Program is not required to
115        print an announcement.)
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117   These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole. If identifiable
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119   reasonably considered independent and separate works in themselves, then
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128   your rights to work written entirely by you; rather, the intent is to
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226   This section is intended to make thoroughly clear what is believed to be
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239   similar in spirit to the present version, but may differ in detail to
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242   Each version is given a distinguishing version number. If the Program
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244   later version", you have the option of following the terms and
245   conditions either of that version or of any later version published by
246   the Free Software Foundation. If the Program does not specify a version
247   number of this License, you may choose any version ever published by the
248   Free Software Foundation.
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25010. If you wish to incorporate parts of the Program into other free programs
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253    Foundation, write to the Free Software Foundation; we sometimes make
254    exceptions for this. Our decision will be guided by the two goals of
255    preserving the free status of all derivatives of our free software and
256    of promoting the sharing and reuse of software generally.
257
258   NO WARRANTY
259
26011. BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY
261    FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN
262    OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES
263    PROVIDE THE PROGRAM "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER
264    EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
265    WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE
266    ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH
267    YOU. SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL
268    NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
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27012. IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING
271    WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR
272    REDISTRIBUTE THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR
273    DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
274    DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM
275    (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED
276    INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF
277    THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR
278    OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
279
280END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
281
282How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs
283
284If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest
285possible use to the public, the best way to achieve this is to make it free
286software which everyone can redistribute and change under these terms.
287
288To do so, attach the following notices to the program. It is safest to
289attach them to the start of each source file to most effectively convey the
290exclusion of warranty; and each file should have at least the "copyright"
291line and a pointer to where the full notice is found.
292
293one line to give the program's name and an idea of what it does.
294Copyright (C) yyyy name of author
295
296This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
297under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
298Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option)
299any later version.
300
301This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
302ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
303FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for
304more details.
305
306You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with
307this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59
308Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.
309
310Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.
311
312If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this when
313it starts in an interactive mode:
314
315Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) year name of author Gnomovision comes
316with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type 'show w'. This is free
317software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions;
318type 'show c' for details.
319
320The hypothetical commands 'show w' and 'show c' should show the appropriate
321parts of the General Public License. Of course, the commands you use may be
322called something other than 'show w' and 'show c'; they could even be
323mouse-clicks or menu items--whatever suits your program.
324
325You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or your
326school, if any, to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program, if
327necessary. Here is a sample; alter the names:
328
329Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the program
330'Gnomovision' (which makes passes at compilers) written by James Hacker.
331
332signature of Ty Coon, 1 April 1989
333Ty Coon, President of Vice
334
335This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into
336proprietary programs. If your program is a subroutine library, you may
337consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with the
338library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Library General Public
339License instead of this License.
340

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