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        !           462: 
        !           463:            How to Apply These Terms to Your New Libraries
        !           464: 
        !           465:   If you develop a new library, and you want it to be of the greatest
        !           466: possible use to the public, we recommend making it free software that
        !           467: everyone can redistribute and change.  You can do so by permitting
        !           468: redistribution under these terms (or, alternatively, under the terms
        !           469: of the ordinary General Public License).
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        !           471:   To apply these terms, attach the following notices to the library.
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        !           473: effectively convey the exclusion of warranty; and each file should
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        !           494: 
        !           495: Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.
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        !           497: You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or
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        !           501:   Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the
        !           502:   library `Frob' (a library for tweaking knobs) written by James
        !           503:   Random Hacker.
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        !           505:   <signature of Ty Coon>, 1 April 1990
        !           506:   Ty Coon, President of Vice
        !           507: 
        !           508: That's all there is to it!
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