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Linux Documentation Project General Public License v1, September 1998
Linux Documentation Project
LDP GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
Version 1, September 1998
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION
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(Hereinafter, translation is included without limitation in
the term "modification".) Each licensee is addressed as "you".
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