\kˈɒpɪlˌɛft], \kˈɒpɪlˌɛft], \k_ˈɒ_p_ɪ_l_ˌɛ_f_t]\
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/kop'ee-left/ (A play on "copyright") The copyrightnotice and General Public License applying to the works ofthe Free Software Foundation, granting reuse andreproduction rights to everyone.Typically copyrights take away freedoms; copyleft preservesthem. It is a legal instrument that requires those who passon a program to include the rights to use, modify, andredistribute the code; the code and the freedoms becomelegally inseparable.The copyleft used by the GNU Project combines a regularcopyright notice and the "GNU General Public License" (GPL).The GPL is a copying license which basically says that youhave the aforementioned freedoms. The license is included ineach GNU source code distribution and manual.See also General Public Virus.
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- Complication diabetes from severe insulin deficiency coupled with an absolute or relative increase in concentration. metabolic acidosis is caused by breakdown of adipose stores and resulting increased levels free fatty acids. Glucagon accelerates the oxidation acids producing excess ketone bodies (ketosis).