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651 Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.
653 If the program does terminal interaction, make it output a short
654 notice like this when it starts in an interactive mode:
656 <program> Copyright (C) <year> <name of author>
657 This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'.
658 This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
659 under certain conditions; type `show c' for details.
661 The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the appropriate
662 parts of the General Public License. Of course, your program's commands
663 might be different; for a GUI interface, you would use an "about box".
665 You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or school,
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671 into proprietary programs. If your program is a subroutine library, you
672 may consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with
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