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1 mjhsieh 1.1 GNU General Public License
2    
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4    
5     Table of Contents
6    
7     * GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
8     o Preamble
9     o TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION
10     o How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs
11    
12     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
13    
14     GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
15    
16     Version 2, June 1991
17    
18     Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
19     59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA
20    
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23    
24     Preamble
25    
26     The licenses for most software are designed to take away your freedom to
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72     TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION
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90    
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262     NO WARRANTY
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271     PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR
272     CORRECTION.
273    
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275     WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR
276     REDISTRIBUTE THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES,
277     INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING
278     OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
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283    
284     END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
285    
286     How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs
287    
288     If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest possible
289     use to the public, the best way to achieve this is to make it free software
290     which everyone can redistribute and change under these terms.
291    
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295     line and a pointer to where the full notice is found.
296    
297     one line to give the program's name and an idea of what it does.
298     Copyright (C) 19yy name of author
299    
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301     modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
302     as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2
303     of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
304    
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309    
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311     along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
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313    
314     Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.
315    
316     If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this when
317     it starts in an interactive mode:
318    
319     Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) 19yy name of author
320     Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details
321     type `show w'. This is free software, and you are welcome
322     to redistribute it under certain conditions; type `show c'
323     for details.
324    
325     The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the appropriate
326     parts of the General Public License. Of course, the commands you use may be
327     called something other than `show w' and `show c'; they could even be
328     mouse-clicks or menu items--whatever suits your program.
329    
330     You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or your
331     school, if any, to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program, if
332     necessary. Here is a sample; alter the names:
333    
334     Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright
335     interest in the program `Gnomovision'
336     (which makes passes at compilers) written
337     by James Hacker.
338    
339     signature of Ty Coon, 1 April 1989
340     Ty Coon, President of Vice
341    
342     This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into
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