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GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2, November 2002, http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl.txt

1 GNU Free Documentation License
2 Version 1.2, November 2002
3
4
5 Copyright (C) 2000,2001,2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
6 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
7 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
8 of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
9
10
11 0. PREAMBLE
12
13 The purpose of this License is to make a manual, textbook, or other
14 functional and useful document "free" in the sense of freedom: to
15 assure everyone the effective freedom to copy and redistribute it,
16 with or without modifying it, either commercially or noncommercially.
17 Secondarily, this License preserves for the author and publisher a way
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19 for modifications made by others.
20
21 This License is a kind of "copyleft", which means that derivative
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23 complements the GNU General Public License, which is a copyleft
24 license designed for free software.
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26 We have designed this License in order to use it for manuals for free
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30 it can be used for any textual work, regardless of subject matter or
31 whether it is published as a printed book. We recommend this License
32 principally for works whose purpose is instruction or reference.
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34
35 1. APPLICABILITY AND DEFINITIONS
36
37 This License applies to any manual or other work, in any medium, that
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42 refers to any such manual or work. Any member of the public is a
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62 The "Invariant Sections" are certain Secondary Sections whose titles
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70 The "Cover Texts" are certain short passages of text that are listed,
71 as Front-Cover Texts or Back-Cover Texts, in the notice that says that
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99 The "Title Page" means, for a printed book, the title page itself,
100 plus such following pages as are needed to hold, legibly, the material
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114 The Document may include Warranty Disclaimers next to the notice which
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122 2. VERBATIM COPYING
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124 You may copy and distribute the Document in any medium, either
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137
138 3. COPYING IN QUANTITY
139
140 If you publish printed copies (or copies in media that commonly have
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145 the back cover. Both covers must also clearly and legibly identify
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148 visible. You may add other material on the covers in addition.
149 Copying with changes limited to the covers, as long as they preserve
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175
176 4. MODIFICATIONS
177
178 You may copy and distribute a Modified Version of the Document under
179 the conditions of sections 2 and 3 above, provided that you release
180 the Modified Version under precisely this License, with the Modified
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185 A. Use in the Title Page (and on the covers, if any) a title distinct
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188 of the Document). You may use the same title as a previous version
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190 B. List on the Title Page, as authors, one or more persons or entities
191 responsible for authorship of the modifications in the Modified
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195 C. State on the Title page the name of the publisher of the
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198 E. Add an appropriate copyright notice for your modifications
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203 G. Preserve in that license notice the full lists of Invariant Sections
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205 H. Include an unaltered copy of this License.
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208 publisher of the Modified Version as given on the Title Page. If
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217 You may omit a network location for a work that was published at
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219 publisher of the version it refers to gives permission.
220 K. For any section Entitled "Acknowledgements" or "Dedications",
221 Preserve the Title of the section, and preserve in the section all
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233 If the Modified Version includes new front-matter sections or
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235 copied from the Document, you may at your option designate some or all
236 of these sections as invariant. To do this, add their titles to the
237 list of Invariant Sections in the Modified Version's license notice.
238 These titles must be distinct from any other section titles.
239
240 You may add a section Entitled "Endorsements", provided it contains
241 nothing but endorsements of your Modified Version by various
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243 been approved by an organization as the authoritative definition of a
244 standard.
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246 You may add a passage of up to five words as a Front-Cover Text, and a
247 passage of up to 25 words as a Back-Cover Text, to the end of the list
248 of Cover Texts in the Modified Version. Only one passage of
249 Front-Cover Text and one of Back-Cover Text may be added by (or
250 through arrangements made by) any one entity. If the Document already
251 includes a cover text for the same cover, previously added by you or
252 by arrangement made by the same entity you are acting on behalf of,
253 you may not add another; but you may replace the old one, on explicit
254 permission from the previous publisher that added the old one.
255
256 The author(s) and publisher(s) of the Document do not by this License
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258 imply endorsement of any Modified Version.
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260
261 5. COMBINING DOCUMENTS
262
263 You may combine the Document with other documents released under this
264 License, under the terms defined in section 4 above for modified
265 versions, provided that you include in the combination all of the
266 Invariant Sections of all of the original documents, unmodified, and
267 list them all as Invariant Sections of your combined work in its
268 license notice, and that you preserve all their Warranty Disclaimers.
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270 The combined work need only contain one copy of this License, and
271 multiple identical Invariant Sections may be replaced with a single
272 copy. If there are multiple Invariant Sections with the same name but
273 different contents, make the title of each such section unique by
274 adding at the end of it, in parentheses, the name of the original
275 author or publisher of that section if known, or else a unique number.
276 Make the same adjustment to the section titles in the list of
277 Invariant Sections in the license notice of the combined work.
278
279 In the combination, you must combine any sections Entitled "History"
280 in the various original documents, forming one section Entitled
281 "History"; likewise combine any sections Entitled "Acknowledgements",
282 and any sections Entitled "Dedications". You must delete all sections
283 Entitled "Endorsements".
284
285
286 6. COLLECTIONS OF DOCUMENTS
287
288 You may make a collection consisting of the Document and other documents
289 released under this License, and replace the individual copies of this
290 License in the various documents with a single copy that is included in
291 the collection, provided that you follow the rules of this License for
292 verbatim copying of each of the documents in all other respects.
293
294 You may extract a single document from such a collection, and distribute
295 it individually under this License, provided you insert a copy of this
296 License into the extracted document, and follow this License in all
297 other respects regarding verbatim copying of that document.
298
299
300 7. AGGREGATION WITH INDEPENDENT WORKS
301
302 A compilation of the Document or its derivatives with other separate
303 and independent documents or works, in or on a volume of a storage or
304 distribution medium, is called an "aggregate" if the copyright
305 resulting from the compilation is not used to limit the legal rights
306 of the compilation's users beyond what the individual works permit.
307 When the Document is included in an aggregate, this License does not
308 apply to the other works in the aggregate which are not themselves
309 derivative works of the Document.
310
311 If the Cover Text requirement of section 3 is applicable to these
312 copies of the Document, then if the Document is less than one half of
313 the entire aggregate, the Document's Cover Texts may be placed on
314 covers that bracket the Document within the aggregate, or the
315 electronic equivalent of covers if the Document is in electronic form.
316 Otherwise they must appear on printed covers that bracket the whole
317 aggregate.
318
319
320 8. TRANSLATION
321
322 Translation is considered a kind of modification, so you may
323 distribute translations of the Document under the terms of section 4.
324 Replacing Invariant Sections with translations requires special
325 permission from their copyright holders, but you may include
326 translations of some or all Invariant Sections in addition to the
327 original versions of these Invariant Sections. You may include a
328 translation of this License, and all the license notices in the
329 Document, and any Warranty Disclaimers, provided that you also include
330 the original English version of this License and the original versions
331 of those notices and disclaimers. In case of a disagreement between
332 the translation and the original version of this License or a notice
333 or disclaimer, the original version will prevail.
334
335 If a section in the Document is Entitled "Acknowledgements",
336 "Dedications", or "History", the requirement (section 4) to Preserve
337 its Title (section 1) will typically require changing the actual
338 title.
339
340
341 9. TERMINATION
342
343 You may not copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute the Document except
344 as expressly provided for under this License. Any other attempt to
345 copy, modify, sublicense or distribute the Document is void, and will
346 automatically terminate your rights under this License. However,
347 parties who have received copies, or rights, from you under this
348 License will not have their licenses terminated so long as such
349 parties remain in full compliance.
350
351
352 10. FUTURE REVISIONS OF THIS LICENSE
353
354 The Free Software Foundation may publish new, revised versions
355 of the GNU Free Documentation License from time to time. Such new
356 versions will be similar in spirit to the present version, but may
357 differ in detail to address new problems or concerns. See
358 http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/.
359
360 Each version of the License is given a distinguishing version number.
361 If the Document specifies that a particular numbered version of this
362 License "or any later version" applies to it, you have the option of
363 following the terms and conditions either of that specified version or
364 of any later version that has been published (not as a draft) by the
365 Free Software Foundation. If the Document does not specify a version
366 number of this License, you may choose any version ever published (not
367 as a draft) by the Free Software Foundation.
368
369
370 ADDENDUM: How to use this License for your documents
371
372 To use this License in a document you have written, include a copy of
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375
376 Copyright (c) YEAR YOUR NAME.
377 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
378 under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
379 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation;
380 with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.
381 A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU
382 Free Documentation License".
383
384 If you have Invariant Sections, Front-Cover Texts and Back-Cover Texts,
385 replace the "with...Texts." line with this:
386
387 with the Invariant Sections being LIST THEIR TITLES, with the
388 Front-Cover Texts being LIST, and with the Back-Cover Texts being LIST.
389
390 If you have Invariant Sections without Cover Texts, or some other
391 combination of the three, merge those two alternatives to suit the
392 situation.
393
394 If your document contains nontrivial examples of program code, we
395 recommend releasing these examples in parallel under your choice of
396 free software license, such as the GNU General Public License,
397 to permit their use in free software.

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