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1 sandymac 1.1 GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
2     Version 2, June 1991
3    
4     Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
5 pylon 1.2 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
6 sandymac 1.1 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 licenses for most software are designed to take away your
12     freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU 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. This
15     General Public License applies to most of the Free Software
16     Foundation's software and to any other program whose authors commit to
17     using it. (Some other Free Software Foundation software is covered by
18     the GNU Library General Public License instead.) You can apply it to
19     your programs, too.
20    
21     When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not
22     price. Our General Public Licenses are designed to make sure that you
23     have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for
24     this service if you wish), that you receive source code or can get it
25     if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it
26     in new free programs; and that you know you can do these things.
27    
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30     These restrictions translate to certain responsibilities for you if you
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32    
33     For example, if you distribute copies of such a program, whether
34     gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that
35     you have. You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the
36     source code. And you must show them these terms so they know their
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39     We protect your rights with two steps: (1) copyright the software, and
40     (2) offer you this license which gives you legal permission to copy,
41     distribute and/or modify the software.
42    
43     Also, for each author's protection and ours, we want to make certain
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49    
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53     program proprietary. To prevent this, we have made it clear that any
54     patent must be licensed for everyone's free use or not licensed at all.
55    
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57     modification follow.
58    
59     GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
60     TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION
61    
62     0. This License applies to any program or other work which contains
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64     under the terms of this General Public License. The "Program", below,
65     refers to any such program or work, and a "work based on the Program"
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70     the term "modification".) Each licensee is addressed as "you".
71    
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75     is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on the
76     Program (independent of having been made by running the Program).
77     Whether that is true depends on what the Program does.
78    
79     1. You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program's
80     source code as you receive it, in any medium, provided that you
81     conspicuously and appropriately publish on each copy an appropriate
82     copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty; keep intact all the
83     notices that refer to this License and to the absence of any warranty;
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86    
87     You may charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a copy, and
88     you may at your option offer warranty protection in exchange for a fee.
89    
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96     stating that you changed the files and the date of any change.
97    
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100     part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third
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102    
103     c) If the modified program normally reads commands interactively
104     when run, you must cause it, when started running for such
105     interactive use in the most ordinary way, to print or display an
106     announcement including an appropriate copyright notice and a
107     notice that there is no warranty (or else, saying that you provide
108     a warranty) and that users may redistribute the program under
109     these conditions, and telling the user how to view a copy of this
110     License. (Exception: if the Program itself is interactive but
111     does not normally print such an announcement, your work based on
112     the Program is not required to print an announcement.)
113    
114     These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole. If
115     identifiable sections of that work are not derived from the Program,
116     and can be reasonably considered independent and separate works in
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128    
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132     the scope of this License.
133    
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137    
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224     impose that choice.
225    
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227     be a consequence of the rest of this License.
228    
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234     countries not thus excluded. In such case, this License incorporates
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236    
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239     be similar in spirit to the present version, but may differ in detail to
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244     later version", you have the option of following the terms and conditions
245     either of that version or of any later version published by the Free
246     Software Foundation. If the Program does not specify a version number of
247     this License, you may choose any version ever published by the Free Software
248     Foundation.
249    
250     10. If you wish to incorporate parts of the Program into other free
251     programs whose distribution conditions are different, write to the author
252     to ask for permission. For software which is copyrighted by the Free
253     Software Foundation, write to the Free Software Foundation; we sometimes
254     make exceptions for this. Our decision will be guided by the two goals
255     of 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    
260     11. 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 EXPRESSED
264     OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
265     MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS
266     TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE
267     PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING,
268     REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
269    
270     12. 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 DAMAGES,
273     INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING
274     OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
275     TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY
276     YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER
277     PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
278     POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
279    
280     END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
281    
282     How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs
283    
284     If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest
285     possible use to the public, the best way to achieve this is to make it
286     free software which everyone can redistribute and change under these terms.
287    
288     To do so, attach the following notices to the program. It is safest
289     to attach them to the start of each source file to most effectively
290     convey the exclusion of warranty; and each file should have at least
291     the "copyright" line and a pointer to where the full notice is found.
292    
293     <one line to give the program's name and a brief idea of what it does.>
294     Copyright (C) <year> <name of author>
295    
296     This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
297     it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
298     the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
299     (at your option) any later version.
300    
301     This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
302     but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
303     MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
304     GNU General Public License for more details.
305    
306     You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
307     along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
308 pylon 1.2 Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
309 sandymac 1.1
310    
311     Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.
312    
313     If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this
314     when it starts in an interactive mode:
315    
316     Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) year name of author
317     Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'.
318     This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
319     under certain conditions; type `show c' for details.
320    
321     The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the appropriate
322     parts of the General Public License. Of course, the commands you use may
323     be called something other than `show w' and `show c'; they could even be
324     mouse-clicks or menu items--whatever suits your program.
325    
326     You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or your
327     school, if any, to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program, if
328     necessary. Here is a sample; alter the names:
329    
330     Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the program
331     `Gnomovision' (which makes passes at compilers) written by James Hacker.
332    
333     <signature of Ty Coon>, 1 April 1989
334     Ty Coon, President of Vice
335    
336     This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into
337     proprietary programs. If your program is a subroutine library, you may
338     consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with the
339     library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Library General
340     Public License instead of this License.

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