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proposed new /usr/share/doc/apt/copyright

Culus and I hammered this out over IRC.  He seems to like it okay and it
satisfies my paranoia, so it's time for other people to beat on it.

G. Branden Robinson              |
Debian GNU/Linux                 |   The noble soul has reverence for itself.
branden@ecn.purdue.edu           |   -- Friedrich Nietzsche
cartoon.ecn.purdue.edu/~branden/ |
Apt is copyright 1997, 1998, 1999 Jason Gunthorpe.

Unless otherwise noted, you may apply the terms of the GNU General Public
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In addition, apt may be distributed under terms identical to the above with
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Works using apt may link against the GUI library "libqt", copyright by
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1. The version of "libqt" is under the terms of the "Q Public License",
   version 1.0, published by Troll Tech AS.  See below or
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   a) Distributed with the binary version;


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The following text, up to the text of the Q Public License, is
informational and not part of the license terms on apt.

Modifications to apt in either source or compiled form must be licensed
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                      THE Q PUBLIC LICENSE version 1.0
                 Copyright (C) 1999 Troll Tech AS, Norway.
                     Everyone is permitted to copy and
                     distribute this license document.

   The intent of this license is to establish freedom to share and change
   the software regulated by this license under the open source model.

   This license applies to any software containing a notice placed by the
   copyright holder saying that it may be distributed under the terms of
   the Q Public License version 1.0. Such software is herein referred to
   as the Software. This license covers modification and distribution of
   the Software, use of third-party application programs based on the
   Software, and development of free software which uses the Software.

                               Granted Rights

   1. You are granted the non-exclusive rights set forth in this license
   provided you agree to and comply with any and all conditions in this
   license. Whole or partial distribution of the Software, or software
   items that link with the Software, in any form signifies acceptance of
   this license.

   2. You may copy and distribute the Software in unmodified form
   provided that the entire package, including - but not restricted to -
   copyright, trademark notices and disclaimers, as released by the
   initial developer of the Software, is distributed.

   3. You may make modifications to the Software and distribute your
   modifications, in a form that is separate from the Software, such as
   patches. The following restrictions apply to modifications:

     a. Modifications must not alter or remove any copyright notices in
     the Software.

     b. When modifications to the Software are released under this
     license, a non-exclusive royalty-free right is granted to the
     initial developer of the Software to distribute your modification
     in future versions of the Software provided such versions remain
     available under these terms in addition to any other license(s) of
     the initial developer.

   4. You may distribute machine-executable forms of the Software or
   machine-executable forms of modified versions of the Software,
   provided that you meet these restrictions:

     a. You must include this license document in the distribution.

     b. You must ensure that all recipients of the machine-executable
     forms are also able to receive the complete machine-readable source
     code to the distributed Software, including all modifications,
     without any charge beyond the costs of data transfer, and place
     prominent notices in the distribution explaining this.

     c. You must ensure that all modifications included in the
     machine-executable forms are available under the terms of this

   5. You may use the original or modified versions of the Software to
   compile, link and run application programs legally developed by you or
   by others.

   6. You may develop application programs, reusable components and other
   software items that link with the original or modified versions of the
   Software. These items, when distributed, are subject to the following

     a. You must ensure that all recipients of machine-executable forms
     of these items are also able to receive and use the complete
     machine-readable source code to the items without any charge beyond
     the costs of data transfer.

     b. You must explicitly license all recipients of your items to use
     and re-distribute original and modified versions of the items in
     both machine-executable and source code forms. The recipients must
     be able to do so without any charges whatsoever, and they must be
     able to re-distribute to anyone they choose.

     c. If the items are not available to the general public, and the
     initial developer of the Software requests a copy of the items,
     then you must supply one.

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   In no event shall the initial developers or copyright holders be
   liable for any damages whatsoever, including - but not restricted to -
   lost revenue or profits or other direct, indirect, special, incidental
   or consequential damages, even if they have been advised of the
   possibility of such damages, except to the extent invariable law, if
   any, provides otherwise.

                                No Warranty

   The Software and this license document are provided AS IS with NO

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   This license is governed by the Laws of Norway. Disputes shall be
   settled by Oslo City Court.


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