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.

        "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 Package.

        "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

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.

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 Version.

    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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