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1 The Artistic License
5 The intent of this document is to state the conditions under which a Package
6 may be copied, such that the Copyright Holder maintains some semblance of
7 artistic control over the development of the package, while giving the users
8 of the package the right to use and distribute the Package in a more-or-less
9 customary fashion, plus the right to make reasonable modifications.
13 * "Package" refers to the collection of files distributed by the Copyright
14 Holder, and derivatives of that collection of files created through
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16 * "Standard Version" refers to such a Package if it has not been modified,
17 or has been modified in accordance with the wishes of the Copyright Holder.
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22 media cost, duplication charges, time of people involved, and so on.
23 (You will not be required to justify it to the Copyright Holder, but
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26 * "Freely Available" means that no fee is charged for the item itself,
27 though there may be fees involved in handling the item. It also means
28 that recipients of the item may redistribute it under the same
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31 1. You may make and give away verbatim copies of the source form of the Standard
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35 2. You may apply bug fixes, portability fixes and other modifications derived
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94 INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND
95 FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
97 The End