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2 GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE 1 GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
3 Version 3, 29 June 2007 2 Version 3, 29 June 2007
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5 Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc. <http://fsf.org/> 4 Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc. <http://fsf.org/>
6 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies 5 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
7 of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. 6 of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
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9 Preamble 8 Preamble
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11 The GNU General Public License is a free, copyleft license for 10 The GNU General Public License is a free, copyleft license for
12software and other kinds of works. 11software and other kinds of works.
13 12
14 The licenses for most software and other practical works are designed 13 The licenses for most software and other practical works are designed
67patents cannot be used to render the program non-free. 66patents cannot be used to render the program non-free.
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69 The precise terms and conditions for copying, distribution and 68 The precise terms and conditions for copying, distribution and
70modification follow. 69modification follow.
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72 TERMS AND CONDITIONS 71 TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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74 0. Definitions. 73 0. Definitions.
75 74
76 "This License" refers to version 3 of the GNU General Public License. 75 "This License" refers to version 3 of the GNU General Public License.
77 76
78 "Copyright" also means copyright-like laws that apply to other kinds of 77 "Copyright" also means copyright-like laws that apply to other kinds of
79works, such as semiconductor masks. 78works, such as semiconductor masks.
80 79
81 "The Program" refers to any copyrightable work licensed under this 80 "The Program" refers to any copyrightable work licensed under this
82License. Each licensee is addressed as "you". "Licensees" and 81License. Each licensee is addressed as "you". "Licensees" and
83"recipients" may be individuals or organizations. 82"recipients" may be individuals or organizations.
84 83
85 To "modify" a work means to copy from or adapt all or part of the work 84 To "modify" a work means to copy from or adapt all or part of the work
508license to downstream recipients. "Knowingly relying" means you have 507license to downstream recipients. "Knowingly relying" means you have
509actual knowledge that, but for the patent license, your conveying the 508actual knowledge that, but for the patent license, your conveying the
510covered work in a country, or your recipient's use of the covered work 509covered work in a country, or your recipient's use of the covered work
511in a country, would infringe one or more identifiable patents in that 510in a country, would infringe one or more identifiable patents in that
512country that you have reason to believe are valid. 511country that you have reason to believe are valid.
513 512
514 If, pursuant to or in connection with a single transaction or 513 If, pursuant to or in connection with a single transaction or
515arrangement, you convey, or propagate by procuring conveyance of, a 514arrangement, you convey, or propagate by procuring conveyance of, a
516covered work, and grant a patent license to some of the parties 515covered work, and grant a patent license to some of the parties
517receiving the covered work authorizing them to use, propagate, modify 516receiving the covered work authorizing them to use, propagate, modify
518or convey a specific copy of the covered work, then the patent license 517or convey a specific copy of the covered work, then the patent license
617reviewing courts shall apply local law that most closely approximates 616reviewing courts shall apply local law that most closely approximates
618an absolute waiver of all civil liability in connection with the 617an absolute waiver of all civil liability in connection with the
619Program, unless a warranty or assumption of liability accompanies a 618Program, unless a warranty or assumption of liability accompanies a
620copy of the Program in return for a fee. 619copy of the Program in return for a fee.
621 620
622 END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS 621 END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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624 How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs 623 How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs
625 624
626 If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest 625 If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest
627possible use to the public, the best way to achieve this is to make it 626possible use to the public, the best way to achieve this is to make it
628free software which everyone can redistribute and change under these terms. 627free software which everyone can redistribute and change under these terms.
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671into proprietary programs. If your program is a subroutine library, you 670into proprietary programs. If your program is a subroutine library, you
672may consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with 671may consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with
673the library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Lesser General 672the library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Lesser General
674Public License instead of this License. But first, please read 673Public License instead of this License. But first, please read
675<http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/why-not-lgpl.html>. 674<http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/why-not-lgpl.html>.
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