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The code documentation content on this site is made available to you as part of the Open NFC™ Open Source Project. This code documentation, including any code shown in it, is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license, the preferred license for all parts of the Open NFC Project.
Apache 2.0 is a commercial and open-source-friendly software license. The majority of the Open NFC software and documentation is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license. While the project strives to adhere to the preferred license, there may be exceptions, such as for documentation (code comments) extracted from a source code module that is licensed under GPLv2 or other license. In those cases, the license covering the source code module will apply to the documentation extracted from it.
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