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* The text of this document is derived from `Creative Commons CC0 1.0
Universal`_ and the `BSD style license`_ that ships with Google Go.
* This Unlicense is seen as a mere transitional requirement until international
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.. _Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal: http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/legalcode
.. _BSD style license: http://go.googlecode.com/hg/LICENSE
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