115 GNU Free Documentation License
Version 1.2, November 2002
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The purpose of this License is to make a manual, textbook, or other functional and useful document "free" in the sense of freedom: to assure everyone the effective freedom to copy and redistribute it, with or without modifying it, either commercially or noncommercially. Secondarily, this License preserves for the author and publisher a way to get credit for their work, while not being considered responsible for modifications made by others.
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We have designed this License in order to use it for manuals for free software, because free software needs free documentation: a free program should come with manuals providing the same freedoms that the software does. But this License is not limited to software manuals; it can be used for any textual work, regardless of subject matter or whether it is published as a printed book. We recommend this License principally for works whose purpose is instruction or reference.
- Section 115.1: APPLICABILITY AND DEFINITIONS
- Section 115.2: VERBATIM COPYING
- Section 115.3: COPYING IN QUANTITY
- Section 115.4: MODIFICATIONS
- Section 115.5: COMBINING DOCUMENTS
- Section 115.6: COLLECTIONS OF DOCUMENTS
- Section 115.7: AGGREGATION WITH INDEPENDENT WORKS
- Section 115.8: TRANSLATION
- Section 115.9: TERMINATION
- Section 115.10: FUTURE REVISIONS OF THIS LICENSE
- Section 115.11: ADDENDUM: How to use this License for your documents