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NO WARRANTY
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IN WRITING
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ARISING
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BY
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OTHER
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<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs
<p>&nbsp; If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest
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it
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terms.
<p>&nbsp; To do so, attach the following notices to the program.&nbsp;
It is safest
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<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &lt;one line to give the program's name and a brief
idea of what it does.>
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Copyright (C) &lt;year>&nbsp; &lt;name of author>
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it and/or modify
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as published by
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the License, or
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Public License
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Software
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MA&nbsp; 02111-1307&nbsp; USA
<br>&nbsp;
<p>Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.
<p>If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this
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<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) year&nbsp;
name of author
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for
details type `show w'.
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute
it
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; under certain conditions; type `show c' for details.
<p>The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the appropriate
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you use may
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be
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<p>You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or your
<br>school, if any, to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program, if
<br>necessary.&nbsp; Here is a sample; alter the names:
<p>&nbsp; Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the
program
<br>&nbsp; `Gnomovision' (which makes passes at compilers) written by James
Hacker.
<p>&nbsp; &lt;signature of Ty Coon>, 1 April 1989
<br>&nbsp; Ty Coon, President of Vice
<p>This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program
into
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you may
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with the
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General
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