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GNUGENERALPUBLICLICENSEVersion2,June1991Copyright(C)1989,1991FreeSoftwareFoundation,Inc.51Fran
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linSt,FifthFloor,Boston,MA02110,USAEveryoneispermittedtocopyanddistributeverbatimcopiesofthislicensedocument,butchangingitisnotallowed.PreambleThelicensesformostsoftwarearedesignedtota
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eawayyourfreedomtoshareandchangeit.Bycontrast,theGNUGeneralPublicLicenseisintendedtoguaranteeyourfreedomtoshareandchangefreesoftware--toma
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esurethesoftwareisfreeforallitsusers.ThisGeneralPublicLicenseappliestomostoftheFreeSoftwareFoundation'ssoftwareandtoanyotherprogramwhoseauthorscommittousingit.(SomeotherFreeSoftwareFoundationsoftwareiscoveredbytheGNULibraryGeneralPublicLicenseinstead.)Youcanapplyittoyourprograms,too.Whenwespea
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offreesoftware,wearereferringtofreedom,notprice.OurGeneralPublicLicensesaredesignedtoma
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esurethatyouhavethefreedomtodistributecopiesoffreesoftware(andchargeforthisserviceifyouwish),thatyoureceivesourcecodeorcangetitifyouwantit,thatyoucanchangethesoftwareorusepiecesofitinnewfreeprograms;andthatyou
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nowyoucandothesethings.Toprotectyourrights,weneedtoma
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erestrictionsthatforbidanyonetodenyyoutheserightsortoas
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youtosurrendertherights.Theserestrictionstranslatetocertainresponsibilitiesforyouifyoudistributecopiesofthesoftware,orifyoumodifyit.Forexample,ifyoudistributecopiesofsuchaprogram,whethergratisorforafee,youmustgivetherecipientsalltherightsthatyouhave.Youmustma
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esurethatthey,too,receiveorcangetthesourcecode.Andyoumustshowthemthesetermssothey
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nowtheirrights.Weprotectyourrightswithtwosteps:(1)copyrightthesoftware,and(2)offeryouthislicensewhichgivesyoulegalpermissiontocopy,distributeand/ormodifythesoftware.Also,foreachauthor'sprotectionandours,wewanttoma
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ecertainthateveryoneunderstandsthatthereisnowarrantyforthisfreesoftware.Ifthesoftwareismodifiedbysomeoneelseandpassedon,wewantitsrecipientsto
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nowthatwhattheyhaveisnottheoriginal,sothatanyproblemsintroducedbyotherswillnotreflectontheoriginalauthors'reputations.Finally,anyfreeprogramisthreatenedconstantlybysoftwarepatents.Wewishtoavoidthedangerthatredistributorsofafreeprogramwillindividuallyobtainpatentlicenses,ineffectma
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ingtheprogramproprietary.Topreventthis,wehavemadeitclearthatanypatentmustbelicensedforeveryone'sfreeuseornotlicensedatall.Theprecisetermsandconditionsforcopying,distributionandmodificationfollow.GNUGENERALPUBLICLICENSE
 
TERMSANDCONDITIONSFORCOPYING,DISTRIBUTIONANDMODIFICATION0.ThisLicenseappliestoanyprogramorotherwor
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whichcontainsanoticeplacedbythecopyrightholdersayingitmaybedistributedunderthetermsofthisGeneralPublicLicense.The"Program",below,referstoanysuchprogramorwor
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,anda"wor
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basedontheProgram"meanseithertheProgramoranyderivativewor
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undercopyrightlaw:thatistosay,awor
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containingtheProgramoraportionofit,eitherverbatimorwithmodificationsand/ortranslatedintoanotherlanguage.(Hereinafter,translationisincludedwithoutlimitationintheterm"modification".)Eachlicenseeisaddressedas"you".Activitiesotherthancopying,distributionandmodificationarenotcoveredbythisLicense;theyareoutsideitsscope.TheactofrunningtheProgramisnotrestricted,andtheoutputfromtheProgramiscoveredonlyifitscontentsconstituteawor
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basedontheProgram(independentofhavingbeenmadebyrunningtheProgram).WhetherthatistruedependsonwhattheProgramdoes.1.YoumaycopyanddistributeverbatimcopiesoftheProgram'ssourcecodeasyoureceiveit,inanymedium,providedthatyouconspicuouslyandappropriatelypublishoneachcopyanappropriatecopyrightnoticeanddisclaimerofwarranty;
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eepintactallthenoticesthatrefertothisLicenseandtotheabsenceofanywarranty;andgiveanyotherrecipientsoftheProgramacopyofthisLicensealongwiththeProgram.Youmaychargeafeeforthephysicalactoftransferringacopy,andyoumayatyouroptionofferwarrantyprotectioninexchangeforafee.2.YoumaymodifyyourcopyorcopiesoftheProgramoranyportionofit,thusformingawor
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basedontheProgram,andcopyanddistributesuchmodificationsorwor
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underthetermsofSection1above,providedthatyoualsomeetalloftheseconditions:a)Youmustcausethemodifiedfilestocarryprominentnoticesstatingthatyouchangedthefilesandthedateofanychange.b)Youmustcauseanywor
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thatyoudistributeorpublish,thatinwholeorinpartcontainsorisderivedfromtheProgramoranypartthereof,tobelicensedasawholeatnochargetoallthirdpartiesunderthetermsofthisLicense.c)Ifthemodifiedprogramnormallyreadscommandsinteractivelywhenrun,youmustcauseit,whenstartedrunningforsuchinteractiveuseinthemostordinaryway,toprintordisplayanannouncementincludinganappropriatecopyrightnoticeandanoticethatthereisnowarranty(orelse,sayingthatyouprovideawarranty)andthatusersmayredistributetheprogramundertheseconditions,andtellingtheuserhowtoviewacopyofthisLicense.(Exception:iftheProgramitselfisinteractivebutdoesnotnormallyprintsuchanannouncement,yourwor
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basedontheProgramisnotrequiredtoprintanannouncement.)Theserequirementsapplytothemodifiedwor
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asawhole.Ifidentifiablesectionsofthatwor
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arenotderivedfromtheProgram,andcanbereasonablyconsideredindependentandseparatewor
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sinthemselves,thenthisLicense,anditsterms,donotapplytothosesectionswhenyoudistributethemasseparatewor
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s.Butwhenyoudistributethesamesectionsaspartofawholewhichisawor
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based
 
ontheProgram,thedistributionofthewholemustbeonthetermsofthisLicense,whosepermissionsforotherlicenseesextendtotheentirewhole,andthustoeachandeverypartregardlessofwhowroteit.Thus,itisnottheintentofthissectiontoclaimrightsorcontestyourrightstowor
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writtenentirelybyyou;rather,theintentistoexercisetherighttocontrolthedistributionofderivativeorcollectivewor
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sbasedontheProgram.Inaddition,mereaggregationofanotherwor
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notbasedontheProgramwiththeProgram(orwithawor
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basedontheProgram)onavolumeofastorageordistributionmediumdoesnotbringtheotherwor
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underthescopeofthisLicense.3.YoumaycopyanddistributetheProgram(orawor
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basedonit,underSection2)inobjectcodeorexecutableformunderthetermsofSections1and2aboveprovidedthatyoualsodooneofthefollowing:a)Accompanyitwiththecompletecorrespondingmachine-readablesourcecode,whichmustbedistributedunderthetermsofSections1and2aboveonamediumcustomarilyusedforsoftwareinterchange;or,b)Accompanyitwithawrittenoffer,validforatleastthreeyears,togiveanythirdparty,forachargenomorethanyourcostofphysicallyperformingsourcedistribution,acompletemachine-readablecopyofthecorrespondingsourcecode,tobedistributedunderthetermsofSections1and2aboveonamediumcustomarilyusedforsoftwareinterchange;or,c)Accompanyitwiththeinformationyoureceivedastotheoffertodistributecorrespondingsourcecode.(Thisalternativeisallowedonlyfornoncommercialdistributionandonlyifyoureceivedtheprograminobjectcodeorexecutableformwithsuchanoffer,inaccordwithSubsectionbabove.)Thesourcecodeforawor
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meansthepreferredformofthewor
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forma
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ingmodificationstoit.Foranexecutablewor
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,completesourcecodemeansallthesourcecodeforallmodulesitcontains,plusanyassociatedinterfacedefinitionfiles,plusthescriptsusedtocontrolcompilationandinstallationoftheexecutable.However,asaspecialexception,thesourcecodedistributedneednotincludeanythingthatisnormallydistributed(ineithersourceorbinaryform)withthemajorcomponents(compiler,
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ernel,andsoon)oftheoperatingsystemonwhichtheexecutableruns,unlessthatcomponentitselfaccompaniestheexecutable.Ifdistributionofexecutableorobjectcodeismadebyofferingaccesstocopyfromadesignatedplace,thenofferingequivalentaccesstocopythesourcecodefromthesameplacecountsasdistributionofthesourcecode,eventhoughthirdpartiesarenotcompelledtocopythesourcealongwiththeobjectcode.4.Youmaynotcopy,modify,sublicense,ordistributetheProgramexceptasexpresslyprovidedunderthisLicense.Anyattemptotherwisetocopy,modify,sublicenseordistributetheProgramisvoid,andwillautomaticallyterminateyourrightsunderthisLicense.However,partieswhohavereceivedcopies,orrights,fromyouunderthisLicensewillnothavetheirlicensesterminatedsolongassuchpartiesremaininfullcompliance.5.YouarenotrequiredtoacceptthisLicense,sinceyouhavenot

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