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FS#69259 - [nmap] New license

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Dan Elkouby (Streetwalrus) - Saturday, 09 January 2021, 13:12 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 11:34 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No

Details

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]devel-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/msg02463.html"> https://www.mail-archive.com/devel-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/msg02463.html
[3] https://nmap.org/npsl/
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