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322 == How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs ==
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354 If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this
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357 Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) year name of author
358 Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'.
359 This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
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362 The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the appropriate
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367 You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or your
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370
371 Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the program
372 `Gnomovision' (which makes passes at compilers) written by James Hacker.
373
374 <signature of Ty Coon>, 1 April 1989
375
376 Ty Coon, President of Vice
377
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