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GNUIT is "free software"; this means that everyone is free to use
it and free to redistribute it on certain conditions.
GNUIT is not
in the public domain; it is copyrighted and there are restrictions on
its distribution, but these restrictions are designed to permit
everything that a good cooperating citizen would want to do. What is
not allowed is to try to prevent others from further sharing any version
GNUIT that they might get from you. The precise conditions are
found in the GNU General Public License that comes with
also appears following this section.
The easiest way to get a copy of
GNUIT is from someone else who has
it. You need not ask for our permission to do so, or tell any one else;
just copy it. If you have access to the Internet, you can get the
latest distribution version of
GNUIT from host ‘ftp.gnu.org’
using anonymous login. See the file `/pub/gnu/GETTING.GNU.SOFTWARE' on
that host to find out about your options for copying and which files to
You may also receive
GNU Interactive Tools when you buy a
computer. Computer manufacturers are free to distribute copies on the
same terms that apply to everyone else. These terms require them to
give you the full sources, including whatever changes they may have
made, and to permit you to redistribute the GNU Interactive Tools
received from them under the usual terms of the General Public License.
In other words, the program must be free for you when you get it, not
just free for the manufacturer.
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