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1 Copying Conditions

This library is free; this means that everyone is free to use it and free to redistribute it on a free basis. GNU dbm (GDBM) is not in the public domain; it is copyrighted and there are restrictions on its distribution, but these restrictions are designed to permit everything that a good cooperating citizen would want to do. What is not allowed is to try to prevent others from further sharing any version of GDBM that they might get from you.

Specifically, we want to make sure that you have the right to give away copies of GDBM, that you receive source code or else can get it if you want it, that you can change these functions or use pieces of them in new free programs, and that you know you can do these things.

To make sure that everyone has such rights, we have to forbid you to deprive anyone else of these rights. For example, if you distribute copies of GDBM, you must give the recipients all the rights that you have. You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the source code. And you must tell them their rights.

Also, for our own protection, we must make certain that everyone finds out that there is no warranty for anything in the GDBM distribution. If these functions are modified by someone else and passed on, we want their recipients to know that what they have is not what we distributed, so that any problems introduced by others will not reflect on our reputation.

GDBM is currently distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3. (NOT under the GNU General Library Public License.) A copy the GNU General Public License is included with the distribution of GDBM.

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