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Clarified Artistic License  PubRL 11 (1 January 2009)
Clarified Artistic License
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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.
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make your modifications Freely Available in some
may distribute the programs of this Package in object code or executable form,
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within an executable of yours (by linking); this shall be
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producing a binary executable image, then distribution of such an image shall
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of the language defined by this Package shall not be considered part of this
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of input as in Paragraph 6, provided these
subroutines do not change the language in any way that would cause it to fail
tests for the language.
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overt attempt is made to make this Package's interfaces visible to the end user
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