IRC Services is copyright (c) 1996-2009 Andrew Church. There is absolutely NO WARRANTY provided with this software, including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and noninfringement; in other words, if it blows up in your face, you get to clean up the mess. While the author has made reasonable efforts to avoid errors in this software, it is written and distributed as a hobby, and as such the author provides no guarantee that it will function correctly or that it will not cause direct or indirect damage in any particular circumstance.
IRC Services is provided under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), Version 2 or later, and may be freely distributed, with certain limitations described in that license (notably, if you distribute IRC Services or any portion of it at all then you must distribute the source code as well). You are not required to accept the license if you will only use IRC Services privately; however, if you do not accept the license, international copyright law forbids you from copying or distributing IRC Services.
This documentation is copyright (c) 2009 Andrew Church, and is separately provided under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (FDL), Version 1.2 or later, with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. It may likewise be freely distributed, with certain limitations described in that license.
New, revised versions of the GPL and FDL are published from time to time; you may, at your option, follow the terms and conditions of any later version of the GPL and FDL than the respective versions listed above. At the time of writing, the latest versions of the GPL and FDL can be found at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/.
Plain text versions of the GPL and FDL can be found in the files GPL.txt and FDL.txt in the top directory of the Services source code distribution.
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