Appendix J. Copyright

The "Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide" is copyright, (c) 2000, by Mendel Cooper. This document may only be distributed subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Open Publication License (version 1.0 or later), The following license options also apply.

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Essentially, you may freely distribute this book in unaltered electronic form. You must obtain the author's permission to distribute a substantially modified version or derivative work. The purpose of this restriction is to preserve the artistic integrity of this document and to prevent "forking".

These are very liberal terms, and they should not hinder any legitimate distribution or use of this book. The author especially encourages the use of this book for instructional purposes.

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Hyun Jin Cha has done a Korean translation of version 1.0.11 of this book. Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, and Chinese translations are underway. If you wish to translate this document into another language, please feel free to do so, subject to the terms stated above. The author wishes to be notified of such efforts.