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MySQL FREE PUBLIC LICENSE
(Version 4, March 5, 1995)
Copyright (C) 1995, 1996 TcX AB & Monty Program KB & Detron HB
Stockholm SWEDEN, Helsingfors FINLAND and Uppsala SWEDEN
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