--nextPart2958378.qgascxSZ95 Content-Type: Text/Plain; charset="utf-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable On Sunday 06 March 2011 11:04:35 W. Martin Borgert wrote: > (out of curiosity moved to debian-legal) >=20 > On 2011-03-05 23:46, Timo Juhani Lindfors wrote: > > gnetworktester seems to parse the output of nmap and nmap upstream at > > http://insecure.org/nmap/data/COPYING gives me the impression that > > gnetworktester would thus be "derivative work". >=20 > IANAL, but since when parsing the output of another program > constitutes a derivative work? Indeed, the forementioned file > says, a program would be a derivate in the authors > interpretation of the GPL, if it >=20 > """ > o Executes Nmap and parses the results (as opposed to typical shell or > execution-menu apps, which simply display raw Nmap output and so are > not derivative works.) > o Integrates/includes/aggregates Nmap into a proprietary executable > installer, such as those produced by InstallShield. > o Links to a library or executes a program that does any of the above > """ >=20 > What do the legal experts think about this, especially the > parsing aspect? This may fall outside of the Debian maintainer's role as a packager but you= =20 could take a look at how OpenVAS does this since we (the OpenVAS project)=20 worked hard with Fyodor and the nmap folk to get something both we and they= =20 feel comfortable with. I can probably dig out some references from our and= =20 their mailing lists too if necessary. Tim =2D-=20 Tim Brown <mailto:email@example.com> --nextPart2958378.qgascxSZ95 Content-Type: application/pgp-signature; name=signature.asc Content-Description: This is a digitally signed message part. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux) iQIcBAABCAAGBQJNc+tvAAoJEPJhpTVyySo7k1UP/i4Xr6vqjg/vMxS204g4m3jT mFa2dS9R3xPuDd30+DjM+9BRjuy1Tn+PnrjS4n3zCu3bABkU3J6qINj4hWjPJXIE EVPrcSi+bkBKgckY76qe83MhnA8j7YXIfDJX+O/lh0AqwVEgyI1T6dC0RbTXBvWD fE4Nz9hnCa7k4JWcyM4oXxrtBXGTDnshrZSGKerSW2633Grlm4/6zkAxR/1ET9C7 i4jJg5sWMWK+IX5qf1Piaot7DKKNb8RG0nFQ38PSyJacjsusJOyS2hzaF+TFIAcN n/drnXovRO1G9j2jzWxJJ4ng6zED9+uOEaXmm2zwPa8kpVqF50wbYeNYhM9nEqYv ffv4xY6vV3KW5SDWOfXYEkDJBjxPn3xMDAiwUF2627e8my+PEsrLQqQwiwj3D+4H IgMZl1CZBoaHvifrDfWeXYltC5o+iY0PLtIXamLIhG/1zV0T4xqZrNYQ06iA43Ze mT6eUR6p0vENqHNS1FXnfUxT2V/YwNDc2Wa1Pw8SfFzzahtjKyVqA0VprjMxFpLq TL9NL63SwoPEQqD48FRMDysB33lRcu/40Io6Lhx5dIHJ6zZPUTaqb91b1/NOxuw1 41dkKuexmZjYT4Vpg3roolHh5mki5AmqpFEgbPUM1iRHRmK9VZwQcYTPwwRjBfRq sXXUPqLzRl5LEpsFjpvc =Ebhq -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --nextPart2958378.qgascxSZ95-- -- Tim Brown <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.machine.org.uk/>
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