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0001 NOTE! The GPL below is copyrighted by the Free Software Foundation, but 0002 the instance of code that it refers to (the kde programs) are copyrighted 0003 by the authors who actually wrote it. 0004 0005 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 0006 0007 GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE 0008 Version 2, June 1991 0009 0010 Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 0011 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA 0012 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies 0013 of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. 0014 0015 Preamble 0016 0017 The licenses for most software are designed to take away your 0018 freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public 0019 License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free 0020 software--to make sure the software is free for all its users. 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To prevent this, we have made it clear that any 0060 patent must be licensed for everyone's free use or not licensed at all. 0061 0062 The precise terms and conditions for copying, distribution and 0063 modification follow. 0064 0065 GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE 0066 TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION 0067 0068 0. This License applies to any program or other work which contains 0069 a notice placed by the copyright holder saying it may be distributed 0070 under the terms of this General Public License. The "Program", below, 0071 refers to any such program or work, and a "work based on the Program" 0072 means either the Program or any derivative work under copyright law: 0073 that is to say, a work containing the Program or a portion of it, 0074 either verbatim or with modifications and/or translated into another 0075 language. (Hereinafter, translation is included without limitation in 0076 the term "modification".) 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You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program's 0086 source code as you receive it, in any medium, provided that you 0087 conspicuously and appropriately publish on each copy an appropriate 0088 copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty; keep intact all the 0089 notices that refer to this License and to the absence of any warranty; 0090 and give any other recipients of the Program a copy of this License 0091 along with the Program. 0092 0093 You may charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a copy, and 0094 you may at your option offer warranty protection in exchange for a fee. 0095 0096 2. 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Of course, the commands you use may 0329 be called something other than `show w' and `show c'; they could even be 0330 mouse-clicks or menu items--whatever suits your program. 0331 0332 You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or your 0333 school, if any, to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program, if 0334 necessary. Here is a sample; alter the names: 0335 0336 Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the program 0337 `Gnomovision' (which makes passes at compilers) written by James Hacker. 0338 0339 <signature of Ty Coon>, 1 April 1989 0340 Ty Coon, President of Vice 0341 0342 This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into 0343 proprietary programs. If your program is a subroutine library, you may 0344 consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with the 0345 library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Library General 0346 Public License instead of this License.