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                        Open Publication License
    
    Draft v1.0, 8 June 1999 (text version) 
    
    
    I. REQUIREMENTS ON BOTH UNMODIFIED AND MODIFIED VERSIONS 
    
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        Copyright (c) 2001 by Thomas Nesges. This 
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    II. COPYRIGHT
    
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    III. SCOPE OF LICENSE
    
    The following license terms apply to all Open Publication works, unless 
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    Mere aggregation of Open Publication works or a portion of an Open 
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