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4 <TITLE>GPL License</TITLE>
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8 <H1 align=center>GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE</H1>
9 <P>
10 Version 2, June 1991
11
12
13
14 <PRE>
15 Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
16 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA
17
18 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
19 of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
20 </PRE>
21
22
23
24 <H2>Preamble</H2>
25
26 <P>
27 The licenses for most software are designed to take away your
28 freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public
29 License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free
30 software--to make sure the software is free for all its users. This
31 General Public License applies to most of the Free Software
32 Foundation's software and to any other program whose authors commit to
33 using it. (Some other Free Software Foundation software is covered by
34 the GNU Library General Public License instead.) You can apply it to
35 your programs, too.
36
37
38 <P>
39 When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not
40 price. Our General Public Licenses are designed to make sure that you
41 have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for
42 this service if you wish), that you receive source code or can get it
43 if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it
44 in new free programs; and that you know you can do these things.
45
46
47 <P>
48 To protect your rights, we need to make restrictions that forbid
49 anyone to deny you these rights or to ask you to surrender the rights.
50 These restrictions translate to certain responsibilities for you if you
51 distribute copies of the software, or if you modify it.
52
53
54 <P>
55 For example, if you distribute copies of such a program, whether
56 gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that
57 you have. You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the
58 source code. And you must show them these terms so they know their
59 rights.
60
61
62 <P>
63 We protect your rights with two steps: (1) copyright the software, and
64 (2) offer you this license which gives you legal permission to copy,
65 distribute and/or modify the software.
66
67
68 <P>
69 Also, for each author's protection and ours, we want to make certain
70 that everyone understands that there is no warranty for this free
71 software. If the software is modified by someone else and passed on, we
72 want its recipients to know that what they have is not the original, so
73 that any problems introduced by others will not reflect on the original
74 authors' reputations.
75
76
77 <P>
78 Finally, any free program is threatened constantly by software
79 patents. We wish to avoid the danger that redistributors of a free
80 program will individually obtain patent licenses, in effect making the
81 program proprietary. To prevent this, we have made it clear that any
82 patent must be licensed for everyone's free use or not licensed at all.
83
84
85 <P>
86 The precise terms and conditions for copying, distribution and
87 modification follow.
88
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90
91
92 <H2>TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION</H2>
93
94
95 <OL>
96 <LI>
97
98 This License applies to any program or other work which contains
99 a notice placed by the copyright holder saying it may be distributed
100 under the terms of this General Public License. The "Program", below,
101 refers to any such program or work, and a "work based on the Program"
102 means either the Program or any derivative work under copyright law:
103 that is to say, a work containing the Program or a portion of it,
104 either verbatim or with modifications and/or translated into another
105 language. (Hereinafter, translation is included without limitation in
106 the term "modification".) Each licensee is addressed as "you".
107
108 Activities other than copying, distribution and modification are not
109 covered by this License; they are outside its scope. The act of
110 running the Program is not restricted, and the output from the Program
111 is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on the
112 Program (independent of having been made by running the Program).
113 Whether that is true depends on what the Program does.
114
115 <LI>
116
117 You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program's
118 source code as you receive it, in any medium, provided that you
119 conspicuously and appropriately publish on each copy an appropriate
120 copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty; keep intact all the
121 notices that refer to this License and to the absence of any warranty;
122 and give any other recipients of the Program a copy of this License
123 along with the Program.
124
125 You may charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a copy, and
126 you may at your option offer warranty protection in exchange for a fee.
127
128 <LI>
129
130 You may modify your copy or copies of the Program or any portion
131 of it, thus forming a work based on the Program, and copy and
132 distribute such modifications or work under the terms of Section 1
133 above, provided that you also meet all of these conditions:
134
135
136 <OL>
137 <LI>
138
139 You must cause the modified files to carry prominent notices
140 stating that you changed the files and the date of any change.
141
142 <LI>
143
144 You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in
145 whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any
146 part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third
147 parties under the terms of this License.
148
149 <LI>
150
151 If the modified program normally reads commands interactively
152 when run, you must cause it, when started running for such
153 interactive use in the most ordinary way, to print or display an
154 announcement including an appropriate copyright notice and a
155 notice that there is no warranty (or else, saying that you provide
156 a warranty) and that users may redistribute the program under
157 these conditions, and telling the user how to view a copy of this
158 License. (Exception: if the Program itself is interactive but
159 does not normally print such an announcement, your work based on
160 the Program is not required to print an announcement.)
161 </OL>
162
163 These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole. If
164 identifiable sections of that work are not derived from the Program,
165 and can be reasonably considered independent and separate works in
166 themselves, then this License, and its terms, do not apply to those
167 sections when you distribute them as separate works. But when you
168 distribute the same sections as part of a whole which is a work based
169 on the Program, the distribution of the whole must be on the terms of
170 this License, whose permissions for other licensees extend to the
171 entire whole, and thus to each and every part regardless of who wrote it.
172
173 Thus, it is not the intent of this section to claim rights or contest
174 your rights to work written entirely by you; rather, the intent is to
175 exercise the right to control the distribution of derivative or
176 collective works based on the Program.
177
178 In addition, mere aggregation of another work not based on the Program
179 with the Program (or with a work based on the Program) on a volume of
180 a storage or distribution medium does not bring the other work under
181 the scope of this License.
182
183 <LI>
184
185 You may copy and distribute the Program (or a work based on it,
186 under Section 2) in object code or executable form under the terms of
187 Sections 1 and 2 above provided that you also do one of the following:
188
189
190 <OL>
191 <LI>
192
193 Accompany it with the complete corresponding machine-readable
194 source code, which must be distributed under the terms of Sections
195 1 and 2 above on a medium customarily used for software interchange; or,
196
197 <LI>
198
199 Accompany it with a written offer, valid for at least three
200 years, to give any third party, for a charge no more than your
201 cost of physically performing source distribution, a complete
202 machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code, to be
203 distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 above on a medium
204 customarily used for software interchange; or,
205
206 <LI>
207
208 Accompany it with the information you received as to the offer
209 to distribute corresponding source code. (This alternative is
210 allowed only for noncommercial distribution and only if you
211 received the program in object code or executable form with such
212 an offer, in accord with Subsection b above.)
213 </OL>
214
215 The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for
216 making modifications to it. For an executable work, complete source
217 code means all the source code for all modules it contains, plus any
218 associated interface definition files, plus the scripts used to
219 control compilation and installation of the executable. However, as a
220 special exception, the source code distributed need not include
221 anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary
222 form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the
223 operating system on which the executable runs, unless that component
224 itself accompanies the executable.
225
226 If distribution of executable or object code is made by offering
227 access to copy from a designated place, then offering equivalent
228 access to copy the source code from the same place counts as
229 distribution of the source code, even though third parties are not
230 compelled to copy the source along with the object code.
231
232 <LI>
233
234 You may not copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute the Program
235 except as expressly provided under this License. Any attempt
236 otherwise to copy, modify, sublicense or distribute the Program is
237 void, and will automatically terminate your rights under this License.
238 However, parties who have received copies, or rights, from you under
239 this License will not have their licenses terminated so long as such
240 parties remain in full compliance.
241
242 <LI>
243
244 You are not required to accept this License, since you have not
245 signed it. However, nothing else grants you permission to modify or
246 distribute the Program or its derivative works. These actions are
247 prohibited by law if you do not accept this License. Therefore, by
248 modifying or distributing the Program (or any work based on the
249 Program), you indicate your acceptance of this License to do so, and
250 all its terms and conditions for copying, distributing or modifying
251 the Program or works based on it.
252
253 <LI>
254
255 Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the
256 Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the
257 original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to
258 these terms and conditions. You may not impose any further
259 restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein.
260 You are not responsible for enforcing compliance by third parties to
261 this License.
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265 If, as a consequence of a court judgment or allegation of patent
266 infringement or for any other reason (not limited to patent issues),
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270 distribute so as to satisfy simultaneously your obligations under this
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272 may not distribute the Program at all. For example, if a patent
273 license would not permit royalty-free redistribution of the Program by
274 all those who receive copies directly or indirectly through you, then
275 the only way you could satisfy both it and this License would be to
276 refrain entirely from distribution of the Program.
277
278 If any portion of this section is held invalid or unenforceable under
279 any particular circumstance, the balance of the section is intended to
280 apply and the section as a whole is intended to apply in other
281 circumstances.
282
283 It is not the purpose of this section to induce you to infringe any
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285 such claims; this section has the sole purpose of protecting the
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287 implemented by public license practices. Many people have made
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291 to distribute software through any other system and a licensee cannot
292 impose that choice.
293
294 This section is intended to make thoroughly clear what is believed to
295 be a consequence of the rest of this License.
296
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298
299 If the distribution and/or use of the Program is restricted in
300 certain countries either by patents or by copyrighted interfaces, the
301 original copyright holder who places the Program under this License
302 may add an explicit geographical distribution limitation excluding
303 those countries, so that distribution is permitted only in or among
304 countries not thus excluded. In such case, this License incorporates
305 the limitation as if written in the body of this License.
306
307 <LI>
308
309 The Free Software Foundation may publish revised and/or new versions
310 of the General Public License from time to time. Such new versions will
311 be similar in spirit to the present version, but may differ in detail to
312 address new problems or concerns.
313
314 Each version is given a distinguishing version number. If the Program
315 specifies a version number of this License which applies to it and "any
316 later version", you have the option of following the terms and conditions
317 either of that version or of any later version published by the Free
318 Software Foundation. If the Program does not specify a version number of
319 this License, you may choose any version ever published by the Free Software
320 Foundation.
321
322 <LI>
323
324 If you wish to incorporate parts of the Program into other free
325 programs whose distribution conditions are different, write to the author
326 to ask for permission. For software which is copyrighted by the Free
327 Software Foundation, write to the Free Software Foundation; we sometimes
328 make exceptions for this. Our decision will be guided by the two goals
329 of preserving the free status of all derivatives of our free software and
330 of promoting the sharing and reuse of software generally.
331
332
333
334 <P><STRONG>NO WARRANTY</STRONG>
335
336 <LI>
337
338 BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY
339 FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN
340 OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES
341 PROVIDE THE PROGRAM "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED
342 OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
343 MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS
344 TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE
345 PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING,
346 REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
347
348 <LI>
349
350 IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING
351 WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR
352 REDISTRIBUTE THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES,
353 INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING
354 OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
355 TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY
356 YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER
357 PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
358 POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
359 </OL>
360
361
362 <H2>END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS</H2>
363
364
365
366 <H2>Appendix: How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs</H2>
367
368 <P>
369 If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest
370 possible use to the public, the best way to achieve this is to make it
371 free software which everyone can redistribute and change under these terms.
372
373
374 <P>
375 To do so, attach the following notices to the program. It is safest
376 to attach them to the start of each source file to most effectively
377 convey the exclusion of warranty; and each file should have at least
378 the "copyright" line and a pointer to where the full notice is found.
379
380
381
382 <PRE>
383 <VAR>one line to give the program's name and a brief idea of what it does.</VAR>
384 Copyright (C) <VAR>yyyy</VAR> <VAR>name of author</VAR>
385
386 This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
387 it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
388 the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
389 (at your option) any later version.
390
391 This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
392 but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
393 MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
394 GNU General Public License for more details.
395
396 You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
397 along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
398 Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA
399 </PRE>
400
401 <P>
402 Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.
403
404
405 <P>
406 If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this
407 when it starts in an interactive mode:
408
409
410
411 <PRE>
412 Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) 19<VAR>yy</VAR> <VAR>name of author</VAR>
413 Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'.
414 This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
415 under certain conditions; type `show c' for details.
416 </PRE>
417
418 <P>
419 The hypothetical commands <SAMP>`show w'</SAMP> and <SAMP>`show c'</SAMP> should show
420 the appropriate parts of the General Public License. Of course, the
421 commands you use may be called something other than <SAMP>`show w'</SAMP> and
422 <SAMP>`show c'</SAMP>; they could even be mouse-clicks or menu items--whatever
423 suits your program.
424
425
426 <P>
427 You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or your
428 school, if any, to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program, if
429 necessary. Here is a sample; alter the names:
430
431
432
433 <PRE>
434 Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the program
435 `Gnomovision' (which makes passes at compilers) written by James Hacker.
436
437 <VAR>signature of Ty Coon</VAR>, 1 April 1989
438 Ty Coon, President of Vice
439 </PRE>
440
441 <P>
442 This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into
443 proprietary programs. If your program is a subroutine library, you may
444 consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with the
445 library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Library General
446 Public License instead of this License.
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