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This material may be distributed only subject to the terms and
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section VI). Commercial redistribution of Open
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large as the title of the work and cited as possessive with
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Mere aggregation of Open Publication works or a portion of an
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REQUIREMENTS ON MODIFIED WORKS
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including translations, anthologies, compilations and partial
documents, must meet the following requirements:
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The person making the modifications must be identified and
the modifications dated.
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applicable must be retained according to normal academic
The location of the original unmodified document must be
The original author's (or authors') name(s) may not be used
to assert or imply endorsement of the resulting document
without the original author's (or authors') permission.
In addition to the requirements of this license, it is requested
from and strongly recommended of redistributors that:
If you are distributing Open Publication works on hardcopy
or CD-ROM, you provide email notification to the authors of
your intent to redistribute at least thirty days before your
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All substantive modifications (including deletions) be
either clearly marked up in the document or else described
in an attachment to the document.
Finally, while it is not mandatory under this license, it is
considered good form to offer a free copy of any hardcopy
and CD-ROM expression of an Open Publication-licensed work
to its author(s).
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