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transforming the program into proprietary software.  To prevent this, 
we have made it clear that any patent must be licensed for everyone's 
free use or not licensed at all. 
 
  Most GNU software, including some libraries, is covered by the ordinary 
GNU General Public License, which was designed for utility programs.  This 
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  GNU LIBRARY GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE 
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