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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,
666 if any, to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program, if necessary.
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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
673 the library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Lesser General
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