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Re: nmap licensing claims

On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 05:11:40PM -0300, Humberto Massa wrote:
> In Fyodor's opinion, SCO violated some (yet unknown?) terms of the GPL 

Yet unknown? Isn't this the same thing SCO is doing, spreading FUD about
how Linux violated their IP?

> license in his works (nmap). He is telling them their license is 
> therefore void. As to especulate where SCO violated Fyodor's rights, 
> it's possible that the language at the second half of section 5 explains it:
> "Therefore, by modifying or distributing the Program (or any work based 
> on the Program), you indicate your acceptance of this License to do so, 
> and all its terms and conditions for copying, distributing or modifying 
> the Program or works based on it."
> But, as SCO stated in *official court documents*, they do not accept the 
> GPL as a valid license; therefore, they cannot distribute nmap.

> One: nmap's license is GPL. the "mention" you talked about is just a 
> warning to SCO that, having violated the GPL, their license is 
> terminated, in accordance

Hm. Fair enough, I guess.

Birzan George			Violence is the last refuge of
  Cristian			the incompetent -- Salvor Hardin

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