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The Artistic License


The intent of this document is to state the conditions under which a Package
may be copied, such that the Copyright Holder maintains some semblance of
artistic control over the development of the package, while giving the users of
the package the right to use and distribute the Package in a more-or-less
customary fashion, plus the right to make reasonable modifications. 


    * "Package" refers to the collection of files distributed by the Copyright
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      textual modification. 
    * "Standard Version" refers to such a Package if it has not been modified,
      or has been modified in accordance with the wishes of the Copyright
    * "Copyright Holder" is whoever is named in the copyright or copyrights for
      the package. 
    * "You" is you, if you're thinking about copying or distributing this
    * "Reasonable copying fee" is whatever you can justify on the basis of
      media cost, duplication charges, time of people involved, and so on. (You
      will not be required to justify it to the Copyright Holder, but only to
      the computing community at large as a market that must bear the fee.) 
    * "Freely Available" means that no fee is charged for the item itself,
      though there may be fees involved in handling the item. It also means
      that recipients of the item may redistribute it under the same conditions
      they received it. 

1. You may make and give away verbatim copies of the source form of the
   Standard Version of this Package without restriction, provided that you
   duplicate all of the original copyright notices and associated disclaimers. 

2. You may apply bug fixes, portability fixes and other modifications derived
   from the Public Domain or from the Copyright Holder. A Package modified in
   such a way shall still be considered the Standard Version. 

3. You may otherwise modify your copy of this Package in any way, provided that
   you insert a prominent notice in each changed file stating how and when you
   changed that file, and provided that you do at least ONE of the following: 

    a) place your modifications in the Public Domain or otherwise make them
    Freely Available, such as by posting said modifications to Usenet or an
    equivalent medium, or placing the modifications on a major archive site
    such as, or by allowing the Copyright Holder to include your
    modifications in the Standard Version of the Package. 

    b) use the modified Package only within your corporation or organization.

    c) rename any non-standard executables so the names do not conflict with
    standard executables, which must also be provided, and provide a separate
    manual page for each non-standard executable that clearly documents how it
    differs from the Standard Version. 

    d) make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright Holder.

4. You may distribute the programs of this Package in object code or executable
   form, provided that you do at least ONE of the following: 

    a) distribute a Standard Version of the executables and library files,
    together with instructions (in the manual page or equivalent) on where to
    get the Standard Version. 

    b) accompany the distribution with the machine-readable source of the
    Package with your modifications. 

    c) accompany any non-standard executables with their corresponding Standard
    Version executables, giving the non-standard executables non-standard
    names, and clearly documenting the differences in manual pages (or
    equivalent), together with instructions on where to get the Standard

    d) make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright Holder.

5. You may charge a reasonable copying fee for any distribution of this
   Package. You may charge any fee you choose for support of this Package. You
   may not charge a fee for this Package itself. However, you may distribute
   this Package in aggregate with other (possibly commercial) programs as part
   of a larger (possibly commercial) software distribution provided that you do
   not advertise this Package as a product of your own. 

6. The scripts and library files supplied as input to or produced as output
   from the programs of this Package do not automatically fall under the
   copyright of this Package, but belong to whomever generated them, and may be
   sold commercially, and may be aggregated with this Package. 

7. C or perl subroutines supplied by you and linked into this Package shall not
   be considered part of this Package. 

8. The name of the Copyright Holder may not be used to endorse or promote
   products derived from this software without specific prior written


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