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added NY Senate licensing document

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+Open-Source Software & Software Licenses
+In order to make the Senate's information and software as public as
+possible, it is has adopted unique system using two types of licenses -
+GNU General Public License as well as the BSD License. This system is
+meant to ensure the most public licence is used in each specific case
+such that:
+
+(i) Any Software released containing components with preexisting GPL
+copyrights must be released pursuant to a GPL v3 copyright restriction.
+(ii) Any Software created independently by the Senate without any
+preexisting licensing restrictions on any of its components shall be
+released under dual licensing and take one of two forms: (a) a BSD
+license, or (b) a GPL v3 license. The ultimate user of such Software
+shall choose which form of licensing makes the most sense for his or her
+project.
+(iii) Regarding Software containing preexisting copyright restrictions
+other than GPL, the CIO shall make the determination how he or she
+wishes to release such Software.
+
+GPL v3: http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html
+BSD: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php
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