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Tue May 15 10:42:38 2007 UTC (7 years, 3 months ago) by cryos
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Added new licence for GPL-2 with exceptions, see the gentoo-dev thread "Eigen and GPL-2 exception - is a new licence required?"

1 NOTE: This is the GPL with specific exceptions added by packages to extend your rights under the GPL. The specific exception(s) for the package can be found in the source tarball.
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5 // As a special exception, if other files instantiate templates or use macros
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