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Re: License issues with metasploit-framework

On Tue, 18 Jul 2006 22:38:24 -0400 Joe Smith wrote:

> "Francesco Poli" <frx@firenze.linux.it> wrote in message 
> [🔎] 20060719012614.4817d6e0.frx@firenze.linux.it">news:[🔎] 20060719012614.4817d6e0.frx@firenze.linux.it...
> >>
> >> And my favourite
> >>
> >> # Yo yo, this be da socketNinja.
> >> # Alpha-2.0 release
> >> # Distribute and get a visit from tireIronNinja
> >>
> >> which I don't think is free.
> >
> >It lacks (at least) permission to modify and distributed modified
> >versions (see DFSG#3).
> >It doesn't even clearly grant permission to distribute (see DFSG#1):
> >"Distribute" seems like an order, not a permission!
> >I don't understand the visit part...  :-/
> The last line is one of many abscure abuses of English.
> It is similar to the C construction: "condition && action", which is a
> very  kludge-y shorthand for "if (condition) action;".
> So filling in the dropped sentence parts, and replacing "and" with
> "then"  yeilds:
> [If you] distribute [this then you will] get a visit from
> tireIronNinja.

Ah, thanks for the explanation!  :)

> Considering that ninjas are known for killing people, I assume that is
> intended to be parsed as a threat (albeit humouous, rather than
> serious). tireIronNinja probably kills people with a tire iron.
> Unless clarified I would treat this as "Do not disrribute.".

Yes, "Do not distribute, unless you are an invincible cyborg that can
easily defeat any ninja."  ;-)
Unfortunately, the Debian Project is not a cyborg, hence better avoid
distributing such a file!

    :-(   This Universe is buggy! Where's the Creator's BTS?   ;-)
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