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All source code in KDE SVN must meet the following requirements:
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{{Moved To Community}}
# All source files must contain a copyright header which identifies the copyright holder(s) together with a e-mail address that can be used to reach the copyright holder.
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# Each source file must contain a license or a reference to a license which states under which terms the software may be used, modified and redistributed.
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# Source files that are part of a library in kdelibs must be licensed under the terms of any of the following licenses:
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#* '''LGPL''' as listed in {{path|kdelibs/COPYING.LIB}}
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#* '''BSD license''' as listed in {{path|kdelibs/COPYING.BSD}} and below.<br/>Note that the BSD license '''does not contain the so called 'advertisement clause'.'''
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#* '''X11 license''' as listed below.
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# Any other source files must be licensed under the terms of one of the licenses listed under 3) or any of the following licenses:
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#* '''GPL''' as listed in {{path|kdelibs/COPYING}}
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#* '''QPL''' as listed below.
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#* '''MIT license''' as listed below.
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#* '''Artistic license''' as listed below.
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== BSD License ==
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<pre>
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Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
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modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
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are met:
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1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
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  notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
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2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
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  notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
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  documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
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THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR
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IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES
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OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED.
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IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT,
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INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT
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NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
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DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
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THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
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(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF
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THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
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</pre>
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== X11 License ==
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<pre>
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Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
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of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
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in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
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to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
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copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
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furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
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The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
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all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
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THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
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IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
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FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.  IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
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X CONSORTIUM BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN
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AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN
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CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
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Except as contained in this notice, the name of the X Consortium shall not be
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used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other dealings
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in this Software without prior written authorization from the X Consortium.
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</pre>
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== QPL ==
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<pre>
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    THE Q PUBLIC LICENSE
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  version 1.0
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  Copyright (C) 1999-2000 Trolltech AS, Norway.
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      Everyone is permitted to copy and
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      distribute this license document.
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The intent of this license is to establish freedom to share and change the
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software regulated by this license under the open source model.
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This license applies to any software containing a notice placed by the
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copyright holder saying that it may be distributed under the terms of
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the Q Public License version 1.0.  Such software is herein referred to as
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the Software.  This license covers modification and distribution of the
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Software, use of third-party application programs based on the Software,
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and development of free software which uses the Software.
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Granted Rights
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1. You are granted the non-exclusive rights set forth in this license
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  provided you agree to and comply with any and all conditions in this
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  license.  Whole or partial distribution of the Software, or software
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  items that link with the Software, in any form signifies acceptance of
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  this license.
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2. You may copy and distribute the Software in unmodified form provided
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  that the entire package, including - but not restricted to - copyright,
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  trademark notices and disclaimers, as released by the initial developer
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  of the Software, is distributed.
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3. You may make modifications to the Software and distribute your
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  modifications, in a form that is separate from the Software, such as
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  patches. The following restrictions apply to modifications:
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    a. Modifications must not alter or remove any copyright notices in
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        the Software.
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    b. When modifications to the Software are released under this
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        license, a non-exclusive royalty-free right is granted to the
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        initial developer of the Software to distribute your modification
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        in future versions of the Software provided such versions remain
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        available under these terms in addition to any other license(s) of
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        the initial developer.
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4. You may distribute machine-executable forms of the Software or
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  machine-executable forms of modified versions of the Software, provided
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  that you meet these restrictions:
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    a. You must include this license document in the distribution.
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    b. You must ensure that all recipients of the machine-executable forms
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        are also able to receive the complete machine-readable source code
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        to the distributed Software, including all modifications, without
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        any charge beyond the costs of data transfer, and place prominent
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        notices in the distribution explaining this.
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    c. You must ensure that all modifications included in the
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        machine-executable forms are available under the terms of this
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        license.
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5. You may use the original or modified versions of the Software to
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  compile, link and run application programs legally developed by you
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  or by others.
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6. You may develop application programs, reusable components and other
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  software items that link with the original or modified versions of the
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  Software.  These items, when distributed, are subject to the following
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  requirements:
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    a. You must ensure that all recipients of machine-executable forms of
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        these items are also able to receive and use the complete
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        machine-readable source code to the items without any charge
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        beyond the costs of data transfer.
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    b. You must explicitly license all recipients of your items to use
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        and re-distribute original and modified versions of the items in
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        both machine-executable and source code forms. The recipients must
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        be able to do so without any charges whatsoever, and they must be
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        able to re-distribute to anyone they choose.
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    c. If the items are not available to the general public, and the
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        initial developer of the Software requests a copy of the items,
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        then you must supply one.
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    Limitations of Liability
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In no event shall the initial developers or copyright holders be liable
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for any damages whatsoever, including - but not restricted to - lost
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revenue or profits or other direct, indirect, special, incidental or
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consequential damages, even if they have been advised of the possibility
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of such damages, except to the extent invariable law, if any, provides
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otherwise.
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          No Warranty
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The Software and this license document are provided AS IS with NO WARRANTY
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OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF DESIGN, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
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FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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                                Choice of Law
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This license is governed by the Laws of Norway. Disputes shall be settled
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by Oslo City Court.
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</pre>
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== MIT license ==
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<pre>
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Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software
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and its documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby
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granted, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all
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copies and that both that the copyright notice and this
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permission notice and warranty disclaimer appear in supporting
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documentation, and that the name of the author not be used in
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advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the
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software without specific, written prior permission.
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The author disclaim all warranties with regard to this
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software, including all implied warranties of merchantability
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and fitness.  In no event shall the author be liable for any
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special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages
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whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether
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in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action,
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arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of
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this software.
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</pre>
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== Artistic License ==
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<pre>
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                      The "Artistic License"
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                              Preamble
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The intent of this document is to state the conditions under which a
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Package may be copied, such that the Copyright Holder maintains some
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semblance of artistic control over the development of the package,
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while giving the users of the package the right to use and
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distribute the Package in a more-or-less customary fashion, plus the
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right to make reasonable modifications.
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Definitions:
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  * "Package" refers to the collection of files distributed by the
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    Copyright Holder, and derivatives of that collection of files
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    created through textual modification.
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  * "Standard Version" refers to such a Package if it has not been
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    modified, or has been modified in accordance with the wishes of
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    the Copyright Holder.
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  * "Copyright Holder" is whoever is named in the copyright or
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    copyrights for the package.
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  * "You" is you, if you're thinking about copying or distributing
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    this Package.
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  * "Reasonable copying fee" is whatever you can justify on the
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    basis of media cost, duplication charges, time of people
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    involved, and so on. (You will not be required to justify it to
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    the Copyright Holder, but only to the computing community at
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    large as a market that must bear the fee.)
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  * "Freely Available" means that no fee is charged for the item
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    itself, though there may be fees involved in handling the item.
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    It also means that recipients of the item may redistribute it
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    under the same conditions they received it.
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1. You may make and give away verbatim copies of the source form of
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the Standard Version of this Package without restriction, provided
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that you duplicate all of the original copyright notices and
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associated disclaimers.
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2. You may apply bug fixes, portability fixes and other
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modifications derived from the Public Domain or from the Copyright
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Holder. A Package modified in such a way shall still be considered
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the Standard Version.
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3. You may otherwise modify your copy of this Package in any way,
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provided that you insert a prominent notice in each changed file
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stating how and when you changed that file, and provided that you do
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at least ONE of the following:
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    a) place your modifications in the Public Domain or
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    otherwise make them Freely Available, such as by posting
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    said modifications to Usenet or an equivalent medium, or
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    placing the modifications on a major archive site such as
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    ftp.uu.net, or by allowing the Copyright Holder to include
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    your modifications in the Standard Version of the Package.
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    b) use the modified Package only within your corporation
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    or organization.
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    c) rename any non-standard executables so the names do not
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    conflict with standard executables, which must also be
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    provided, and provide a separate manual page for each
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    non-standard executable that clearly documents how it
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    differs from the Standard Version.
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    d) make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright
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    Holder.
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4. You may distribute the programs of this Package in object code or
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executable form, provided that you do at least ONE of the following:
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    a) distribute a Standard Version of the executables and
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    library files, together with instructions (in the manual
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    page or equivalent) on where to get the Standard Version.
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    b) accompany the distribution with the machine-readable
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    source of the Package with your modifications.
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    c) accompany any non-standard executables with their
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    corresponding Standard Version executables, giving the
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    non-standard executables non-standard names, and clearly
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    documenting the differences in manual pages (or
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    equivalent), together with instructions on where to get
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    the Standard Version.
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    d) make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright
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    Holder.
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5. You may charge a reasonable copying fee for any distribution of
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this Package. You may charge any fee you choose for support of this
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Package. You may not charge a fee for this Package itself. However,
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you may distribute this Package in aggregate with other (possibly
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commercial) programs as part of a larger (possibly commercial)
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software distribution provided that you do not advertise this
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Package as a product of your own.
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6. The scripts and library files supplied as input to or produced as
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output from the programs of this Package do not automatically fall
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under the copyright of this Package, but belong to whomever
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generated them, and may be sold commercially, and may be aggregated
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with this Package.
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7. C or perl subroutines supplied by you and linked into this
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Package shall not be considered part of this Package.
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8. The name of the Copyright Holder may not be used to endorse or
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promote products derived from this software without specific prior
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written permission.
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9. THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR
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IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED
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WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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                              The End
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</pre>
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