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the software regulated by this license under the open source model.
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the RWTH I6 Non-Commercial Public License. Such software is herein
referred to as the Software. This license covers modification and
distribution of the Software, use of third-party application programs
based on the Software, development of free software which uses the
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items that link with the Software, in any form signifies acceptance of
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- You may copy and distribute the Software in unmodified form
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and re-distribute original and modified versions of the items in
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- If an application program gives you access to functionality of
the Software for development of application programs, reusable
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of the Software by refering to the following publication:
S. Kanthak and H. Ney: "FSA: An Efficient and Flexible C++ Toolkit
for Finite State Automata Using On-Demand Computation". In
Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association for
Computational Linguistics (ACL 2004), Barcelona, Spain,
pp. 510-517, July, 2004.
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or consequential damages, even if they have been advised of the
possibility of such damages, except to the extent invariable law, if
any, provides otherwise.
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MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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