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   1Copyright (c) 2003-2012 QLogic Corporation
   2QLogic Linux FC-FCoE Driver
   3
   4This program includes a device driver for Linux 3.x.
   5You may modify and redistribute the device driver code under the
   6GNU General Public License (a copy of which is attached hereto as
   7Exhibit A) published by the Free Software Foundation (version 2).
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  11EXHIBIT A
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