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Re: Did nmap just become non-free?

From: Brett Gilio
Subject: Re: Did nmap just become non-free?
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 17:52:59 -0500
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Marius Bakke <> writes:

> Having re-read the original text (without the annotations), the thing
> that stands out is:
>   Proprietary software companies wishing to use or incorporate Covered
>   Software within their programs must contact Licensor to purchase a
>   separate license. Open source developers who wish to incorporate parts
>   of Covered Software into free software with conflicting licenses may
>   write Licensor to request a waiver of terms.
> From <>.
> So a "proprietary software company" cannot use or incorporate nmap
> within a program, even if that program is free (as in software)?

I believe that clause about "proprietary software companies" (if such a
thing could even be defined, legally) violates freedom 0.

Do let me know what the licensing lab says.

Brett M. Gilio

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