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Linking in

You do not need our (or anyone else's) permission to link to things published openly on this website or anybody else's. If we make it public on the web, you can link to it. This isn't some permission we are granting you; this is a right you have by virtue of our publishing it. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. Linking it does not constitute republication.

However, there are some matters of courtesy that we request of you when linking. Some of these may not apply in all cases, but we ask that you use common sense.

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