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Doc2pdf License (The Artistic License)


            The intent of this document is to state the conditions under which a Package may be copied, such that
            the Copyright Holder maintains some semblance of artistic control over the development of the package,
            while giving the users of the package the right to use and distribute the Package in a more-or-less
            customary fashion, plus the right to make reasonable modifications.


                  "Package" refers to the collection of files distributed by the Copyright Holder, and derivatives of
                  that collection of files created through textual modification.
                  "Standard Version" refers to such a Package if it has not been modified, or has been modified in
                  accordance with the wishes of the Copyright Holder.
                  "Copyright Holder" is whoever is named in the copyright or copyrights for the package.
                  "You" is you, if you're thinking about copying or distributing this Package.
                  "Reasonable copying fee" is whatever you can justify on the basis of media cost, duplication
                  charges, time of people involved, and so on. (You will not be required to justify it to the
                  Copyright Holder, but only to the computing community at large as a market that must bear the
                  "Freely Available" means that no fee is charged for the item itself, though there may be fees
                  involved in handling the item. It also means that recipients of the item may redistribute it under the
                  same conditions they received it.

            1. You may make and give away verbatim copies of the source form of the Standard Version of this
            Package without restriction, provided that you duplicate all of the original copyright notices and
            associated disclaimers.

            2. You may apply bug fixes, portability fixes and other modifications derived from the Public Domain or
            from the Copyright Holder. A Package modified in such a way shall still be considered the Standard

            3. You may otherwise modify your copy of this Package in any way, provided that you insert a
            prominent notice in each changed file stating how and when you changed that file, and provided that
            you do at least ONE of the following:

                  a) place your modifications in the Public Domain or otherwise make them Freely
                  Available, such as by posting said modifications to Usenet or an equivalent medium, or
                  placing the modifications on a major archive site such as, or by allowing the
                  Copyright Holder to include your modifications in the Standard Version of the Package.

                  b) use the modified Package only within your corporation or organization.

                  c) rename any non-standard executables so the names do not conflict with standard
                  executables, which must also be provided, and provide a separate manual page for each
                  non-standard executable that clearly documents how it differs from the Standard Version.

                  d) make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright Holder.

            4. You may distribute the programs of this Package in object code or executable form, provided that you
            do at least ONE of the following:

                  a) distribute a Standard Version of the executables and library files, together with
                  instructions (in the manual page or equivalent) on where to get the Standard Version.

                  b) accompany the distribution with the machine-readable source of the Package with
                  your modifications.

                  c) accompany any non-standard executables with their corresponding Standard Version
                  executables, giving the non-standard executables non-standard names, and clearly
                  documenting the differences in manual pages (or equivalent), together with instructions on
                  where to get the Standard Version.

                  d) make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright Holder.

            5. You may charge a reasonable copying fee for any distribution of this Package. You may charge any
            fee you choose for support of this Package. You may not charge a fee for this Package itself. However,
            you may distribute this Package in aggregate with other (possibly commercial) programs as part of a
            larger (possibly commercial) software distribution provided that you do not advertise this Package as a
            product of your own.

            6. The scripts and library files supplied as input to or produced as output from the programs of this
            Package do not automatically fall under the copyright of this Package, but belong to whomever
            generated them, and may be sold commercially, and may be aggregated with this Package.

            7. C or perl subroutines supplied by you and linked into this Package shall not be considered part of
            this Package.

            8. The name of the Copyright Holder may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this
            software without specific prior written permission.


Microsoft's viewer license

The following is quoted verbatim from the README file included with the Microsoft Office viewers.  Please note, however, that  I do not make any claim to know whether or not there are additional licensing issues:
Distribution of Word Viewer
Microsoft encourages all users of Word Viewer to distribute it to friends and colleagues.  You can post it to online services, put it on networks, or give it to others on disks.

Aladdin Free Public License

The Aladdin Free Public License can be found at    Basically what it says it that you do not need a special license as long as you do not to use Ghostscript technology in a commercial product. You may use Ghostscript software as a tool in your business and use output derived from running a Ghostscript interpreter, but you may not sell or redistribute the Ghostscript technology itself.   In other words, you can use it with Doc2pdf, but you can not sell it.