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1. Legalese

The Linux ftape-HOWTO may be reproduced and distributed in whole or in part, subject to the following conditions:

Copyright (c) 1993-1996 by Kai Harrekilde-Petersen
Email: khp@dolphinics.no

Copyright (c) 1996-1997 by Kevin Johnson
Email: kjj@pobox.com

Copyright (c) 1998 by Claus-Justus Heine
Email: heine@math1.rwth-aachen.de

The Linux ftape-HOWTO is a free document; you may reproduce and/or modify it under the terms of version 2 (or, at your option, any later version) of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.

This HOWTO is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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The author encourages distributors of Linux software in any medium to use the HOWTO as an installation and user guide. Given the copyright above, you are free to print and distribute copies of this document with your software. If doing so, you may wish to include a short ``installation supplement'' for your release, or modify the relevant sections of this book to reflect your product.

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