Copyright (C) 1992 Kresten Krab Thorup
Copyright (C) 1993 Per Abrahamsen Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim copies of this manual provided the copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved on all copies.
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(This text stolen from the TeXinfo 2.16 distribution).
The programs currently being distributed that relate to AUC TeX
include lisp files for GNU Emacs, plus other separate programs
lacheck). These programs are free; this
means that everyone is free to use them and free to redistribute them on
a free basis. The AUC TeX related programs are not in the public
domain; they are copyrighted and there are restrictions on their
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 these
programs that they might get from you.
Specifically, we want to make sure that you have the right to give away copies of the programs that relate to AUC TeX, that you receive source code or else can get it if you want it, that you can change these programs 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 of the AUC TeX related programs, 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 the programs that relate to AUC TeX. If these programs 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.
The precise conditions of the licenses for the programs currently being distributed that relate to AUC TeX are found in the General Public Licenses that accompany them.