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Re: Nmap Public Source License Version 0.94 - Is it DFSG-compliant?

On Sun, 04 Sep 2022 20:29:24 -0700 Walter Landry wrote:

> Covered Software is licensed to you under the terms of the GPL
> (Exhibit A), with all the exceptions, clarifications, and additions
> noted in this Main License Body. Where the terms in this Main License
> Body conflict in any way with the GPL, the Main License Body terms
> shall take precedence.

But the GNU GPL v2 clearly states:

> 6. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the
> Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the
> original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to
> these terms and conditions. You may not impose any further
> restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted
> herein.

So licensing under the terms of the GNU GPL v2 and then adding further
restrictions creates a self-contradiction.
That does not seem a correct way to apply the GPL...

See also some [old discussions] about this kind of issue.

[old discussions]: <https://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2006/05/msg00303.html>

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