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<h2>GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1</h2>

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  <li><a id="TOC1" href="#SEC1">GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE</a> 
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      <li><a id="TOC2" href="#SEC2">Preamble</a></li>
      <li><a id="TOC3" href="#SEC3">TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING,
        DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION</a></li>
      <li><a id="TOC4" href="#SEC4">How to Apply These Terms to Your New
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