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I've decided that I'm going to release all the software I write on my own under the following:

The Thank You Unlicense
Author: Daniel Dvorkin (2007)

This program (i.e., all program code, libraries, and executables, as well as any accompanying documentation or data) is released under the Thank You Unlicense. This is not, in fact, a software license, because no such licence is needed, as explained below. It may be considered part of the program documentation.

The data structures and algorithms contained herein are mathematical expressions, and as such are not, and cannot ever be, covered by any legal restrictions such as trademarks, copyrights, patents, license agreements, etc. The code itself, and any accompanying documentation are, by express wish of the author(s), permanently and irrevocably in the public domain. You may use all of the above in any way you wish.

The only obligations placed on users and recipients of this program are those of courtesy. If you redistribute the program, please include the Thank You Unlicense in the documentation. If you choose to use part of the program in other software, or find any aspect of the program substantially useful in writing other software, please add "Thank you to {name(s) of author(s)}" somewhere in the documentation, as well as any other acknowledgement you find appropriate. As stated above, these are "obligations" of courtesy only; they are requests, not requirements or demands.

The Thank You Unlicense itself is released under exactly the same "terms" it describes. Please feel free to use it as you see fit.

Thank you!

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