Hardware Guide 29
Legal and Regulatory Information
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copyrighted interfaces, the original copyright holder who places the Program under this License may
add an explicit geographical distribution limitation excluding those countries, so that distribution is
permitted only in or among countries not thus excluded. In such case, this License incorporates the
limitation as if written in the body of this License.
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from time to time. Such new versions will be similar in spirit to the present version, but may differ in
detail to address new problems or concerns.
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conditions either of that version or of any later version published by the Free Software Foundation. If
the Program does not specify a version number of this License, you may choose any version ever
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are different, write to the author to ask for permission. For software which is copyrighted by the Free
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Our decision will be guided by the two goals of preserving the free status of all derivatives of our free
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