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11. 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 “ASIS” 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 PROGRAMPROVE DEFECTIVE,
YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY
SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. 12. 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 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
END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs If you
develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest
possible use to the public, the best way to achieve this is to
make it free software which everyone can redistribute and
change under these terms.
To do so, attach the following notices to the program. It is safest
to attach them to the start of each source file to most effectively
convey the exclusion of warranty ; and each file should have at
least the “copyright” line and a pointer to where the full notice
one line to give the program’s name and an idea of
what it does.
Copyright (C)yyyy name of author
This program is free software ; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation ; either version
2 of the License, or (at your option)any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be
useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY ; without even the
implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public
License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public
License along with this program ; if not, write to the Free
Software Foundation, Inc.,51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor,
Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.
Also add information on how to contact you by electronic
and paper mail. If the program is interactive, make it output a
short notice like this when it starts in an interactive mode :
Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) year name of author
Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY ;
for details type ‘show w’. This is free software, and you are
welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions ; type ‘show
c’ for details.
The hypothetical commands ‘show w’ and ‘show c’ should
show the appropriate parts of the General Public License.
Of course, the commands you use may be called something
other than ‘show w’ and ‘show c’ ; they could even be
mouse-clicks or menu items-- whatever suits your program.
You should also get your employer (if you work as a
programmer)or your school, if any, to sign a “copyright
disclaimer” for the program,if necessary. Here is a sample ;
alter the names:
Yoyodyne, Inc.,hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the
program ‘Gnomovision’ (which makes passes at compilers)
written by James Hacker. signature of Ty Coon, 1 April 1989
Ty Coon, President of Vice This General Public License does
not permit incorporating
your program into proprietary programs. If your program is a
subroutine library, you may consider it more useful to permit
linking proprietary applications with the library. If this is
Lwihcaetn ysoeu want to do, use the GNU Lesser General
Public instead of this License.
GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
Version 3, 29 June 2007
Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc. <http://fsf.
Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
The GNU General Public License is a free, copyleft license
for software and other kinds of works. The licenses for most
software and other practical works are designed to take away
your freedom to share and change the works. By contrast,
the GNU General Public License is intended to guarantee
your freedom to share and change all versions of a program--
to make sure it remains free software for all its users.
We, the Free Software Foundation, use the GNU General
Public License for most of our software; it applies also to any
other work released this way by its authors.
You can apply it to your programs, too. When we speak of
free software, we are referring to freedom, not price. Our
General Public Licenses are designed to make sure that you
have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and
charge for them if you wish), 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 prevent others from
denying you these rights or asking you to surrender
the rights. Therefore, you have certain responsibilities if
you distribute copies of the software, or if you modify it:
responsibilities to respect the freedom of others.
For example, if you distribute copies of such a program,
whether gratis or for a fee, you must pass on to the
recipients the same freedoms that you received. You must
make sure that they, too, receive or can get the source code.
And you must show them these terms so they know their
rights. Developers that use the GNU GPL protect your rights
with two steps: (1) assert copyright on the software, and (2)
offer you this License giving you legal permission to copy,
distribute and/or modify it. For the developers’ and authors’
protection, the GPL clearly explains that there is no warranty
for this free software. For both users’ and authors’ sake, the
GPL requires that modified versions be marked as changed,
so that their problems will not be attributed erroneously to
authors of previous versions. Some devices are designed to
deny users access to install or run modified versions of the
software inside them, although the manufacturer can do so.
This is fundamentally incompatible with the aim of protecting
users’ freedom to change the software. The systematic
pattern of such abuse occurs in the area of products
for individuals to use, which is precisely where it is most
unacceptable. Therefore, we have designed this version of
the GPL to prohibit the practice for those products. If such
problems arise substantially in other domains, we stand
ready to extend this provision to those domains in future
versions of the GPL, as needed to protect the freedom of