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GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
**************************

                       Version 1, February 1989

     Copyright (C) 1989 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
     675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

     Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
     of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.

Preamble
========

The license agreements of most software companies try to keep users at
the mercy of those companies.  By contrast, our General Public License
is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free
software--to make sure the software is free for all its users.  The
General Public License applies to the Free Software Foundation's
software and to any other program whose authors commit to using it.
You can use it for your programs, too.

   When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not
price.  Specifically, the General Public License is designed to make
sure that you have the freedom to give away or sell copies of free
software, that you receive source code or can get it if you want it,
that you can change the software or use pieces of it in new free
programs; and that you know you can do these things.

   To protect your rights, we need to make restrictions that forbid
anyone to deny you these rights or to ask you to surrender the rights.
These restrictions translate to certain responsibilities for you if you
distribute copies of the software, or if you modify it.

   For example, if you distribute copies of a such a program, whether
gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that
you have.  You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the
source code.  And you must tell them their rights.

   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 make certain
that everyone understands that there is no warranty for this free
software.  If the software is modified by someone else and passed on, we
want its recipients to know that what they have is not the original, so
that any problems introduced by others will not reflect on the original
authors' reputations.

   The precise terms and conditions for copying, distribution and
modification follow.

                         TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  1. This License Agreement applies to any program or other work which
     contains a notice placed by the copyright holder saying it may be
     distributed under the terms of this General Public License.  The
     "Program", below, refers to any such program or work, and a "work
     based on the Program" means either the Program or any work
     containing the Program or a portion of it, either verbatim or with
     modifications.  Each licensee is addressed as "you".

  2. You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program's source
     code as you receive it, in any medium, provided that you
     conspicuously and appropriately publish on each copy an
     appropriate copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty; keep
     intact all the notices that refer to this General Public License
     and to the absence of any warranty; and give any other recipients
     of the Program a copy of this General Public License along with
     the Program.  You may charge a fee for the physical act of
     transferring a copy.

  3. You may modify your copy or copies of the Program or any portion of
     it, and copy and distribute such modifications under the terms of
     Paragraph 1 above, provided that you also do the following:

        * cause the modified files to carry prominent notices stating
          that you changed the files and the date of any change; and

        * cause the whole of any work that you distribute or publish,
          that in whole or in part contains the Program or any part
          thereof, either with or without modifications, to be licensed
          at no charge to all third parties under the terms of this
          General Public License (except that you may choose to grant
          warranty protection to some or all third parties, at your
          option).

        * If the modified program normally reads commands interactively
          when run, you must cause it, when started running for such
          interactive use in the simplest and most usual 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 General Public License.

        * You may charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a
          copy, and you may at your option offer warranty protection in
          exchange for a fee.

     Mere aggregation of another independent work with the Program (or
     its derivative) on a volume of a storage or distribution medium
     does not bring the other work under the scope of these terms.

  4. You may copy and distribute the Program (or a portion or
     derivative of it, under Paragraph 2) in object code or executable
     form under the terms of Paragraphs 1 and 2 above provided that you
     also do one of the following:

        * accompany it with the complete corresponding machine-readable
          source code, which must be distributed under the terms of
          Paragraphs 1 and 2 above; or,

        * accompany it with a written offer, valid for at least three
          years, to give any third party free (except for a nominal
          charge for the cost of distribution) a complete
          machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code, to be
          distributed under the terms of Paragraphs 1 and 2 above; or,

        * accompany it with the information you received as to where the
          corresponding source code may be obtained.  (This alternative
          is allowed only for noncommercial distribution and only if you
          received the program in object code or executable form alone.)

     Source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for
     making modifications to it.  For an executable file, complete
     source code means all the source code for all modules it contains;
     but, as a special exception, it need not include source code for
     modules which are standard libraries that accompany the operating
     system on which the executable file runs, or for standard header
     files or definitions files that accompany that operating system.

  5. You may not copy, modify, sublicense, distribute or transfer the
     Program except as expressly provided under this General Public
     License.  Any attempt otherwise to copy, modify, sublicense,
     distribute or transfer the Program is void, and will automatically
     terminate your rights to use the Program under this License.
     However, parties who have received copies, or rights to use
     copies, from you under this General Public License will not have
     their licenses terminated so long as such parties remain in full
     compliance.

  6. By copying, distributing or modifying the Program (or any work
     based on the Program) you indicate your acceptance of this license
     to do so, and all its terms and conditions.

  7. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the
     Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the
     original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program
     subject to these terms and conditions.  You may not impose any
     further restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights
     granted herein.

  8. The Free Software Foundation may publish revised and/or new
     versions of the General Public License from time to time.  Such
     new versions will be similar in spirit to the present version, but
     may differ in detail to address new problems or concerns.

     Each version is given a distinguishing version number.  If the
     Program specifies a version number of the license which applies to
     it and "any later version", you have the option of following the
     terms and conditions either of that version or of any later
     version published by the Free Software Foundation.  If the Program
     does not specify a version number of the license, you may choose
     any version ever published by the Free Software Foundation.

  9. If you wish to incorporate parts of the Program into other free
     programs whose distribution conditions are different, write to the
     author to ask for permission.  For software which is copyrighted
     by the Free Software Foundation, write to the Free Software
     Foundation; we sometimes make exceptions for this.  Our decision
     will be guided by the two goals of preserving the free status of
     all derivatives of our free software and of promoting the sharing
     and reuse of software generally.

                                NO WARRANTY
 10. BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO
     WARRANTY FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE
     LAW.  EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT
     HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE PROGRAM "AS IS" WITHOUT
     WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT
     NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
     FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE
     QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU.  SHOULD THE
     PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY
     SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

 11. IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN
     WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY
     MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE
     LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL,
     INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR
     INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF
     DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU
     OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY
     OTHER PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN
     ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.


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