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     1.4 +Copyright and License of TWiki
     1.5 +------------------------------
     1.6 +
     1.7 +TWiki (TM) is copyright as described in the file COPYRIGHT
     1.8 +accompanying this notice.
     1.9 +
    1.10 +TWiki is open source software; you can redistribute it 
    1.11 +and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public 
    1.12 +License as published by the Free Software Foundation; 
    1.13 +either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any 
    1.14 +later version. We would appreciate it if redistributions of 
    1.15 +TWiki and its clones retain this file in its entire form,
    1.16 +thus acknowledging the origin of TWiki and the thousands
    1.17 +of hours the contributors put into creating this software.
    1.18 +
    1.19 +This program is distributed in the hope that it will be 
    1.20 +useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied 
    1.21 +warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR 
    1.22 +PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more 
    1.23 +details, for your convenience attached below, also 
    1.24 +published at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html
    1.25 +
    1.26 +--
    1.27 +Peter Thoeny, Peter@Thoeny.org, http://TWiki.org/
    1.28 +
    1.29 +
    1.30 +-----( http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html )------------------------------
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