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I'm using the BigRational class from bcl.codeplex.com. It will be opensourced when it's finished, and it's modified. However, I don't get legal jargon, so even though it's quite short, could someone explain to me what it does/doesn't allow you to do?

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I read the license: I was just looking for something to understand it. Thanks! –  It'sNotALie. Mar 30 '13 at 22:20
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