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1 GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE 2 Version 2, June 1991 3 4 Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 5 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA 6 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies 7 of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. 8 9 Preamble 10 11 The licenses for most software are designed to take away your 12freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public 13License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free 14software--to make sure the software is free for all its users. This 15General Public License applies to most of the Free Software 16Foundation's software and to any other program whose authors commit to 17using it. (Some other Free Software Foundation software is covered by 18the GNU Library General Public License instead.) You can apply it to 19your programs, too. 20 21 When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not 22price. 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