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     1 Copyright and License of TWiki
     2 ------------------------------
     3 
     4 TWiki (TM) is copyright as described in the file COPYRIGHT
     5 accompanying this notice.
     6 
     7 TWiki is open source software; you can redistribute it 
     8 and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public 
     9 License as published by the Free Software Foundation; 
    10 either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any 
    11 later version. We would appreciate it if redistributions of 
    12 TWiki and its clones retain this file in its entire form,
    13 thus acknowledging the origin of TWiki and the thousands
    14 of hours the contributors put into creating this software.
    15 
    16 This program is distributed in the hope that it will be 
    17 useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied 
    18 warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR 
    19 PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more 
    20 details, for your convenience attached below, also 
    21 published at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html
    22 
    23 --
    24 Peter Thoeny, Peter@Thoeny.org, http://TWiki.org/
    25 
    26 
    27 -----( http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html )------------------------------
    28 
    29                     GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
    30                        Version 2, June 1991
    31 
    32  Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
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   107   1. You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program's
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   308                      END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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   310             How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs
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   312   If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest
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   316   To do so, attach the following notices to the program.  It is safest
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   319 the "copyright" line and a pointer to where the full notice is found.
   320 
   321     <one line to give the program's name and a brief idea of what it does.>
   322     Copyright (C) <year>  <name of author>
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   324     This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
   325     it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
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   327     (at your option) any later version.
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   337 
   338 
   339 Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.
   340 
   341 If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this
   342 when it starts in an interactive mode:
   343 
   344     Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) year name of author
   345     Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'.
   346     This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
   347     under certain conditions; type `show c' for details.
   348 
   349 The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the appropriate
   350 parts of the General Public License.  Of course, the commands you use may
   351 be called something other than `show w' and `show c'; they could even be
   352 mouse-clicks or menu items--whatever suits your program.
   353 
   354 You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or your
   355 school, if any, to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program, if
   356 necessary.  Here is a sample; alter the names:
   357 
   358   Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the program
   359   `Gnomovision' (which makes passes at compilers) written by James Hacker.
   360 
   361   <signature of Ty Coon>, 1 April 1989
   362   Ty Coon, President of Vice
   363 
   364 This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into
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