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1 Floodgap Free Software License
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9 This software is without cost
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181 if you did not modify the source prior to compilation.
183 What you must do under this license
185 * You must agree to all terms specified (agreement to which is
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202 without any purchase or rental fee of any kind.
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210 the Author has mandated that do not contravene this license which
211 you and users of your derivative work must also honour.
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214 this package, any other packages your work or the original work
215 might be based on, and all applicable copyrights, either in your
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219 Contains or is based on the Foo software package.
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223 Additional notes
225 Enforcement is the responsibility of the Author. However, violation of
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227 on your country.
229 This package is bound by the version of license that accompanies it.
230 Future official versions of a particular package may use a more updated
231 license, and you should always review the license before use. This
232 license's most current version is always available from the following
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235 [1]http://www.floodgap.com/software/ffsl/
236 [2]gopher://gopher.floodgap.com/1/ffsl/
238 This license is version 1, dated 19 November 2006.
240 This license is copyright © 2006 Cameron Kaiser. All rights reserved.
241 The text of this license is available for re-use and re-distribution
242 under the Creative Commons. The use of the term "Floodgap Free Software
243 License" does not imply endorsement of packages using this license by
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261 5. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/

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