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2. Distributing GNU Interactive Tools

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 of GNUIT that they might get from you. The precise conditions are found in the GNU General Public License that comes with GNUIT and 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 use.

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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