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Bug 202899 - Spec file license is wrong
Spec file license is wrong
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: nc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Radek Vokal
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-08-16 19:18 EDT by Bryce
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-21 03:00:07 EDT
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Description Bryce 2006-08-16 19:18:40 EDT
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.
Name: nc
Version: 1.10
Release: 22
Source0: ftp://ftp.avian.org/src/hacks/nc110.tgz
Source1: http://www.openbsd.org/src/usr.bin/nc/nc.1
Patch0: nc-arm.patch
Patch1: nc-1.10-halfclose.patch
Patch2: nc-proto.patch
Patch3: nc-1.10-timeout.patch
Patch4: netcat-1.10-ranges05.patch
Patch5: nc-1.10-sigalrm.patch
Copyright: GPL
Group: Applications/Internet
BuildRoot: %{_tmppath}/%{name}-root

(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 hobbit@avian.org.
Comment 1 Radek Vokal 2006-08-21 03:00:07 EDT
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

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