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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 Holder, and derivatives of that collection of files
     created through 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 Holder as specified below.

     "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
    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.

     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. give non-standard executables non-standard names, and clearly
       document the differences in manual pages (or equivalent), together
       with instructions on where to get the Standard Version.
    d. make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright Holder.

     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. You may embed this Package's interpreter
   within an executable of yours (by linking); this shall be construed as
   a mere form of aggregation, provided that the complete Standard
   Version of the interpreter is so embedded.

     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. If such scripts or library files are aggregated with this
   Package via the so-called "undump" or "unexec" methods of producing a
   binary executable image, then distribution of such an image shall
   neither be construed as a distribution of this Package nor shall it
   fall under the restrictions of Paragraphs 3 and 4, provided that you
   do not represent such an executable image as a Standard Version of
   this Package.

     C subroutines (or comparably compiled subroutines in other
   languages) supplied by you and linked into this Package in order to
   emulate subroutines and variables of the language defined by this
   Package shall not be considered part of this Package, but are the
   equivalent of input as in Paragraph 6, provided these subroutines do
   not change the language in any way that would cause it to fail the
   regression tests for the language.

     Aggregation of this Package with a commercial distribution is always
   permitted provided that the use of this Package is embedded; that is,
   when no overt attempt is made to make this Package's interfaces
   visible to the end user of the commercial distribution. Such use shall
   not be construed as a distribution of this Package.

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


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