Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 202899
Spec file license is wrong
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:27 EST
The spec file lists nc as being under the GPL. It is not. It is freeware.
Summary: Reads and writes data across network connections using TCP or UDP.
(From the readme in the sources)
Netcat is entirely my own creation, although plenty of other code was used as
examples. It is freely given away to the Internet community in the hope that
it will be useful, with no restrictions except giving credit where it is due.
No GPLs, Berkeley copyrights or any of that nonsense. The author assumes NO
responsibility for how anyone uses it. If netcat makes you rich somehow and
you're feeling generous, mail me a check. If you are affiliated in any way
with Microsoft Network, get a life. Always ski in control. Comments,
questions, and patches to email@example.com.
You're correct, the original version has no copyright at all. The version we
have in fc6/fc5 is modification of the original nc version from OpenBSD and it
has a Copyright. I'm addressing only "real" bugs for RHEL4 so I'm closing this