FS#69259 - [nmap] New license

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by novenary (Streetwalrus) - Saturday, 09 January 2021, 13:12 GMT
Last edited by Christian Heusel (gromit) - Saturday, 02 September 2023, 14:22 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No


It looks like nmap is being distributed under a new license as of version 7.90. [1] The Arch package is marked as GPL2 which was never correct because it used a modified version of it before. The Fedora people have determined that the license is non-free/non-OSD compliant due to ambiguous text [2] (I'm not entirely sure how much this impacts Arch). The nmap website claims it hasn't been certified because it requires an attorney. [3]
The package should at least be updated to reflect this new license.

[1] https://nmap.org/changelog#7.90
[2] https://www.mail-archive.com/devel-announce%40lists.fedoraproject.org/msg02463.html
[3] https://nmap.org/npsl/
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Closed by  Christian Heusel (gromit)
Saturday, 02 September 2023, 14:22 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  nmap 7.94-2: https://gitlab.archlinux.org/archlinux/p ackaging/packages/nmap/-/commit/28182557 7c79bbd0f6e516971429d8878b0b0d1c
Comment by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Tuesday, 02 August 2022, 07:09 GMT
Dupe  FS#69299 
Comment by Buggy McBugFace (bugbot) - Tuesday, 08 August 2023, 19:11 GMT
This is an automated comment as this bug is open for more then 2 years. Please reply if you still experience this bug otherwise this issue will be closed after 1 month.
Comment by loqs (loqs) - Wednesday, 09 August 2023, 15:41 GMT
Still an issue.