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0001 GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE 0002 Version 2, June 1991 0003 0004 Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 0005 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA 0006 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies 0007 of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. 0008 0009 Preamble 0010 0011 The licenses for most software are designed to take away your 0012 freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public 0013 License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free 0014 software--to make sure the software is free for all its users. This 0015 General Public License applies to most of the Free Software 0016 Foundation's software and to any other program whose authors commit to 0017 using it. (Some other Free Software Foundation software is covered by 0018 the GNU Library General Public License instead.) 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