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1                      GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE  Versions 0.9.6 and above of mimetic are released under the
2                         Version 2, June 1991  MIT License (see the LICENSE file).
3    
4   Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  Versions 0.9.5 and below follow the GPLv2 license.
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  Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies  
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5    
                             Preamble  
   
   The licenses for most software are designed to take away your  
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     Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) year  name of author  
     Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'.  
     This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it  
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   Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the program  
   `Gnomovision' (which makes passes at compilers) written by James Hacker.  
   
   <signature of Ty Coon>, 1 April 1989  
   Ty Coon, President of Vice  
   
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