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+CERN OPEN HARDWARE LICENCE v1.1
+Copyright 2012 Adafruit Industries, LLC
+Licensed under CERN OHL v.1.1
+http://ohwr.org/cernohl
+
+CERN OPEN HARDWARE LICENCE v1.1
+
+Preamble
+
+Through this CERN Open Hardware Licence ("CERN OHL") version 1.1, the
+Organization wishes to disseminate its hardware designs (as published
+on http://www.ohwr.org/) as widely as possible, and generally to
+foster collaboration among public research hardware designers. The
+CERN OHL is copyright of CERN. Anyone is welcome to use the CERN OHL,
+in unmodified form only, for the distribution of his own Open Hardware
+designs. Any other right is reserved.
+
+1. Definitions
+
+In this Licence, the following terms have the following meanings:
+
+�Licence� means this CERN OHL.
+
+�Documentation� means schematic diagrams, designs, circuit or circuit
+board layouts, mechanical drawings, flow charts and descriptive text,
+and other explanatory material that is explicitly stated as being made
+available under the conditions of this Licence. The Documentation may
+be in any medium, including but not limited to computer files and
+representations on paper, film, or any other media.
+
+�Product� means either an entire, or any part of a, device built using
+the Documentation or the modified Documentation.
+
+�Licensee� means any natural or legal person exercising rights under
+this Licence.
+
+�Licensor� means any natural or legal person that creates or modifies
+Documentation and subsequently communicates to the public and/ or
+distributes the resulting Documentation under the terms and conditions
+of this Licence.
+
+A Licensee may at the same time be a Licensor, and vice versa.
+
+2. Applicability
+
+2.1 This Licence governs the use, copying, modification, communication
+to the public and distribution of the Documentation, and the
+manufacture and distribution of Products. By exercising any right
+granted under this Licence, the Licensee irrevocably accepts these
+terms and conditions.
+
+2.2 This Licence is granted by the Licensor directly to the Licensee,
+and shall apply worldwide and without limitation in time. The Licensee
+may assign his licence rights or grant sub-licences.
+
+2.3 This Licence does not apply to software, firmware, or code loaded
+into programmable devices which may be used in conjunction with the
+Documentation, the modified Documentation or with Products. The use of
+such software, firmware, or code is subject to the applicable licence
+terms and conditions.
+
+3. Copying, modification, communication to the public and distribution
+of the Documentation
+
+3.1 The Licensee shall keep intact all copyright and trademarks
+notices and all notices that refer to this Licence and to the
+disclaimer of warranties that is included in the Documentation. He
+shall include a copy thereof in every copy of the Documentation or, as
+the case may be, modified Documentation, that he communicates to the
+public or distributes.
+
+3.2 The Licensee may use, copy, communicate to the public and
+distribute verbatim copies of the Documentation, in any medium,
+subject to the requirements specified in section 3.1.
+
+3.3 The Licensee may modify the Documentation or any portion
+thereof. The Licensee may communicate to the public and distribute the
+modified Documentation (thereby in addition to being a Licensee also
+becoming a Licensor), always provided that he shall:
+a. comply with section 3.1;
+b. cause the modified Documentation to carry prominent notices stating
+that the Licensee has modified the Documentation, with the date and
+details of the modifications;
+c. license the modified Documentation under the terms and conditions
+of this Licence or, where applicable, a later version of this Licence
+as may be issued by CERN; and
+d. send a copy of the modified Documentation to all Licensors that
+contributed to the parts of the Documentation that were modified, as
+well as to any other Licensor who has requested to receive a copy of
+the modified Documentation and has provided a means of contact with
+the Documentation.
+
+3.4 The Licence includes a licence to those patents or registered
+designs that are held by the Licensor, to the extent necessary to make
+use of the rights granted under this Licence. The scope of this
+section 3.4 shall be strictly limited to the parts of the
+Documentation or modified Documentation created by the Licensor.
+
+4. Manufacture and distribution of Products
+
+4.1 The Licensee may manufacture or distribute Products always
+provided that the Licensee distributes to each recipient of such
+Products a copy of the Documentation or modified Documentation, as
+applicable, and complies with section 3.
+
+4.2 The Licensee is invited to inform in writing any Licensor who has
+indicated its wish to receive this information about the type,
+quantity and dates of production of Products the Licensee has (had)
+manufactured.
+
+5. Warranty and liability
+
+5.1 DISCLAIMER � The Documentation and any modified Documentation are
+provided "as is" and any express or implied warranties, including, but
+not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, of satisfactory
+quality, and fitness for a particular purpose or use are disclaimed in
+respect of the Documentation, the modified Documentation or any
+Product. The Licensor makes no representation that the Documentation,
+modified Documentation, or any Product, does or will not infringe any
+patent, copyright, trade secret or other proprietary right. The entire
+risk as to the use, quality, and performance of a Product shall be
+with the Licensee and not the Licensor. This disclaimer of warranty is
+an essential part of this Licence and a condition for the grant of any
+rights granted under this Licence. The Licensee warrants that it does
+not act in a consumer capacity.
+
+5.2 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY � The Licensor shall have no liability for
+direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary,
+punitive or other damages of any character including, without
+limitation, procurement of substitute goods or services, loss of use,
+data or profits, or business interruption, however caused and on any
+theory of contract, warranty, tort (including negligence), product
+liability or otherwise, arising in any way in relation to the
+Documentation, modified Documentation and/or the use, manufacture or
+distribution of a Product, even if advised of the possibility of such
+damages, and the Licensee shall hold the Licensor(s) free and harmless
+from any liability, costs, damages, fees and expenses, including
+claims by third parties, in relation to such use.
+
+6. General
+
+6.1 The rights granted under this Licence do not imply or represent
+any transfer or assignment of intellectual property rights to the
+Licensee.
+
+6.2 The Licensee shall not use or make reference to any of the names,
+acronyms, images or logos under which the Licensor is known, save in
+so far as required to comply with section 3. Any such permitted use or
+reference shall be factual and shall in no event suggest any kind of
+endorsement by the Licensor or its personnel of the modified
+Documentation or any Product, or any kind of implication by the
+Licensor or its personnel in the preparation of the modified
+Documentation or Product.
+
+6.3 CERN may publish updated versions of this Licence which retain the
+same general provisions as this version, but differ in detail so far
+this is required and reasonable. New versions will be published with a
+unique version number.
+
+6.4 This Licence shall terminate with immediate effect, upon written
+notice and without involvement of a court if the Licensee fails to
+comply with any of its terms and conditions, or if the Licensee
+initiates legal action against Licensor in relation to this
+Licence. Section 5 shall continue to apply.
+
+6.5 Except as may be otherwise agreed with the Intergovernmental
+Organization, any dispute with respect to this Licence involving an
+Intergovernmental Organization shall, by virtue of the latter's
+Intergovernmental status, be settled by international arbitration. The
+arbitration proceedings shall be held at the place where the
+Intergovernmental Organization has its seat. The arbitral award shall
+be final and binding upon the parties, who hereby expressly agree to
+renounce any form of appeal or revision.

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