This library is "free"; this means that everyone is free to use it
and free to redistribute it on a free basis. GNU `dbm' (`gdbm') 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 `gdbm' that they might get from you.
Specifically, we want to make sure that you have the right to give
away copies `gdbm', that you receive source code or else can get it if
you want it, that you can change these functions or use pieces of them
in new free programs, and that you know you can do these things.
To make sure that everyone has such rights, we have to forbid you to
deprive anyone else of these rights. For example, if you distribute
copies `gdbm', you must give the recipients all the rights that you
have. You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the source
code. And you must tell them their rights.
Also, for our own protection, we must make certain that everyone
finds out that there is no warranty for anything in the `gdbm'
distribution. If these functions are modified by someone else and
passed on, we want their recipients to know that what they have is not
what we distributed, so that any problems introduced by others will not
reflect on our reputation.
`gdbm' is currently distributed under the terms of the GNU General
Public License, Version 2. (*NOT* under the GNU General Library Public
License.) A copy the GNU General Public License is included with the
distribution of `gdbm'.
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