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1 seemant 1.1 GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
2     Version 1, February 1989
3    
4     Copyright (C) 1989 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
5     675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
6     Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
7     of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
8    
9     Preamble
10    
11     The license agreements of most software companies try to keep users
12     at the mercy of those companies. By contrast, our General Public
13     License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free
14     software--to make sure the software is free for all its users. The
15     General Public License applies to the Free Software Foundation's
16     software and to any other program whose authors commit to using it.
17     You can use it for your programs, too.
18    
19     When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not
20     price. Specifically, the General Public License is designed to make
21     sure that you have the freedom to give away or sell copies of free
22     software, that you receive source code or can get it if you want it,
23     that you can change the software or use pieces of it in new free
24     programs; and that you know you can do these things.
25    
26     To protect your rights, we need to make restrictions that forbid
27     anyone to deny you these rights or to ask you to surrender the rights.
28     These restrictions translate to certain responsibilities for you if you
29     distribute copies of the software, or if you modify it.
30    
31     For example, if you distribute copies of a such a program, whether
32     gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that
33     you have. You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the
34     source code. And you must tell them their rights.
35    
36     We protect your rights with two steps: (1) copyright the software, and
37     (2) offer you this license which gives you legal permission to copy,
38     distribute and/or modify the software.
39    
40     Also, for each author's protection and ours, we want to make certain
41     that everyone understands that there is no warranty for this free
42     software. If the software is modified by someone else and passed on, we
43     want its recipients to know that what they have is not the original, so
44     that any problems introduced by others will not reflect on the original
45     authors' reputations.
46    
47     The precise terms and conditions for copying, distribution and
48     modification follow.
49    
50     GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
51     TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION
52    
53     0. This License Agreement applies to any program or other work which
54     contains a notice placed by the copyright holder saying it may be
55     distributed under the terms of this General Public License. The
56     "Program", below, refers to any such program or work, and a "work based
57     on the Program" means either the Program or any work containing the
58     Program or a portion of it, either verbatim or with modifications. Each
59     licensee is addressed as "you".
60    
61     1. You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program's source
62     code as you receive it, in any medium, provided that you conspicuously and
63     appropriately publish on each copy an appropriate copyright notice and
64     disclaimer of warranty; keep intact all the notices that refer to this
65     General Public License and to the absence of any warranty; and give any
66     other recipients of the Program a copy of this General Public License
67     along with the Program. You may charge a fee for the physical act of
68     transferring a copy.
69    
70     2. You may modify your copy or copies of the Program or any portion of
71     it, and copy and distribute such modifications under the terms of Paragraph
72     1 above, provided that you also do the following:
73    
74     a) cause the modified files to carry prominent notices stating that
75     you changed the files and the date of any change; and
76    
77     b) cause the whole of any work that you distribute or publish, that
78     in whole or in part contains the Program or any part thereof, either
79     with or without modifications, to be licensed at no charge to all
80     third parties under the terms of this General Public License (except
81     that you may choose to grant warranty protection to some or all
82     third parties, at your option).
83    
84     c) If the modified program normally reads commands interactively when
85     run, you must cause it, when started running for such interactive use
86     in the simplest and most usual way, to print or display an
87     announcement including an appropriate copyright notice and a notice
88     that there is no warranty (or else, saying that you provide a
89     warranty) and that users may redistribute the program under these
90     conditions, and telling the user how to view a copy of this General
91     Public License.
92    
93     d) You may charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a
94     copy, and you may at your option offer warranty protection in
95     exchange for a fee.
96    
97     Mere aggregation of another independent work with the Program (or its
98     derivative) on a volume of a storage or distribution medium does not bring
99     the other work under the scope of these terms.
100    
101     3. You may copy and distribute the Program (or a portion or derivative of
102     it, under Paragraph 2) in object code or executable form under the terms of
103     Paragraphs 1 and 2 above provided that you also do one of the following:
104    
105     a) accompany it with the complete corresponding machine-readable
106     source code, which must be distributed under the terms of
107     Paragraphs 1 and 2 above; or,
108    
109     b) accompany it with a written offer, valid for at least three
110     years, to give any third party free (except for a nominal charge
111     for the cost of distribution) a complete machine-readable copy of the
112     corresponding source code, to be distributed under the terms of
113     Paragraphs 1 and 2 above; or,
114    
115     c) accompany it with the information you received as to where the
116     corresponding source code may be obtained. (This alternative is
117     allowed only for noncommercial distribution and only if you
118     received the program in object code or executable form alone.)
119    
120     Source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for making
121     modifications to it. For an executable file, complete source code means
122     all the source code for all modules it contains; but, as a special
123     exception, it need not include source code for modules which are standard
124     libraries that accompany the operating system on which the executable
125     file runs, or for standard header files or definitions files that
126     accompany that operating system.
127    
128     4. You may not copy, modify, sublicense, distribute or transfer the
129     Program except as expressly provided under this General Public License.
130     Any attempt otherwise to copy, modify, sublicense, distribute or transfer
131     the Program is void, and will automatically terminate your rights to use
132     the Program under this License. However, parties who have received
133     copies, or rights to use copies, from you under this General Public
134     License will not have their licenses terminated so long as such parties
135     remain in full compliance.
136    
137     5. By copying, distributing or modifying the Program (or any work based
138     on the Program) you indicate your acceptance of this license to do so,
139     and all its terms and conditions.
140    
141     6. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the
142     Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the original
143     licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to these
144     terms and conditions. You may not impose any further restrictions on the
145     recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein.
146    
147     7. The Free Software Foundation may publish revised and/or new versions
148     of the General Public License from time to time. Such new versions will
149     be similar in spirit to the present version, but may differ in detail to
150     address new problems or concerns.
151    
152     Each version is given a distinguishing version number. If the Program
153     specifies a version number of the license which applies to it and "any
154     later version", you have the option of following the terms and conditions
155     either of that version or of any later version published by the Free
156     Software Foundation. If the Program does not specify a version number of
157     the license, you may choose any version ever published by the Free Software
158     Foundation.
159    
160     8. If you wish to incorporate parts of the Program into other free
161     programs whose distribution conditions are different, write to the author
162     to ask for permission. For software which is copyrighted by the Free
163     Software Foundation, write to the Free Software Foundation; we sometimes
164     make exceptions for this. Our decision will be guided by the two goals
165     of preserving the free status of all derivatives of our free software and
166     of promoting the sharing and reuse of software generally.
167    
168     NO WARRANTY
169    
170     9. BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY
171     FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN
172     OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES
173     PROVIDE THE PROGRAM "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED
174     OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
175     MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS
176     TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE
177     PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING,
178     REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
179    
180     10. IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING
181     WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR
182     REDISTRIBUTE THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES,
183     INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING
184     OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
185     TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY
186     YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER
187     PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
188     POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
189    
190     END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
191    
192     Appendix: How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs
193    
194     If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest
195     possible use to humanity, the best way to achieve this is to make it
196     free software which everyone can redistribute and change under these
197     terms.
198    
199     To do so, attach the following notices to the program. It is safest to
200     attach them to the start of each source file to most effectively convey
201     the exclusion of warranty; and each file should have at least the
202     "copyright" line and a pointer to where the full notice is found.
203    
204     <one line to give the program's name and a brief idea of what it does.>
205     Copyright (C) 19yy <name of author>
206    
207     This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
208     it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
209     the Free Software Foundation; either version 1, or (at your option)
210     any later version.
211    
212     This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
213     but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
214     MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
215     GNU General Public License for more details.
216    
217     You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
218     along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
219     Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
220    
221     Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.
222    
223     If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this
224     when it starts in an interactive mode:
225    
226     Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) 19xx name of author
227     Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'.
228     This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
229     under certain conditions; type `show c' for details.
230    
231     The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the
232     appropriate parts of the General Public License. Of course, the
233     commands you use may be called something other than `show w' and `show
234     c'; they could even be mouse-clicks or menu items--whatever suits your
235     program.
236    
237     You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or your
238     school, if any, to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program, if
239     necessary. Here a sample; alter the names:
240    
241     Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the
242     program `Gnomovision' (a program to direct compilers to make passes
243     at assemblers) written by James Hacker.
244    
245     <signature of Ty Coon>, 1 April 1989
246     Ty Coon, President of Vice
247    
248     That's all there is to it!

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