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Added BSD licensing info per Yahoo!

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@@ -26,4 +26,41 @@ Some things to keep in mind when you run these examples:
as in ``./js/some/path.js``.
In general, be sure to read the recipe in the YUI 3 Cookbook
-(or at least read the example code carefully) before proceeding.
+(or at least read the example code carefully) before proceeding.
+
+
+License
+-------
+
+The industry practice is not to license code samples that are very small, as
+they could be considered too insignificant to get a legal copyright status (de
+minimis rule). However Yahoo! grants an Open Source licence to all the code in
+this collection that would be governed by copyright under the 3-clause BSD Open
+Source license:
+
+Copyright (c) 2012, Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.
+
+Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
+
+Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this
+list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
+
+Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this
+list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or
+other materials provided with the distribution.
+
+Neither the name of the Yahoo! Inc. nor the names of its contributors may be
+used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific
+prior written permission.
+
+THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND
+ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
+WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
+DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE
+FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
+DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR
+SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER
+CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY,
+OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
+OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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