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Use standard OSS license, accompanied by an advisory notice #26

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The current copyright license is problematic and may not be considered free and open source software (as seen in #12).

PR changes license to unmodified MIT license (upon which current license is based) and accompanies it, in a separate document, with an advisory that addresses concerns regarding voter registration laws and intent to use the code in a manner that follows applicable statutes.

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@kfogel kfogel Use a plain MIT license, so the code is open source, but add a promin…
…ent advisory notice about complying with voting laws and avoiding misuse of the code.

* ADVISORY.md: New file, warning users not to misuse the software.

* LICENSE.md: Plain MIT license now, with pointer to ADVISORY.md at end.

* README.md: Don't repeat license text, just refer to LICENSE.md.
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@paulsmith paulsmith Run through `fmt -w 78` and rename 75d5712
@paulsmith paulsmith Add ref to LICENSE 376de2f
@paulsmith paulsmith Minor copywriting b2a49af
@ryanatwork ryanatwork merged commit f8f9b32 into master
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Commits on Jan 24, 2013
  1. @kfogel @paulsmith

    Use a plain MIT license, so the code is open source, but add a promin…

    kfogel authored paulsmith committed
    …ent advisory notice about complying with voting laws and avoiding misuse of the code.
    
    * ADVISORY.md: New file, warning users not to misuse the software.
    
    * LICENSE.md: Plain MIT license now, with pointer to ADVISORY.md at end.
    
    * README.md: Don't repeat license text, just refer to LICENSE.md.
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  3. @paulsmith

    Add ref to LICENSE

    paulsmith authored
  4. @paulsmith

    Minor copywriting

    paulsmith authored
Commits on Jan 25, 2013
  1. @paulsmith

    Add README

    paulsmith authored
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