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Bug 452342 - net-analyzer/netcat: LICENSE should be "netcat"
Summary: net-analyzer/netcat: LICENSE should be "netcat"
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: SpanKY
Keywords: QAcanfix
Depends on:
Blocks: as-is-license
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Reported: 2013-01-15 14:51 UTC by Ulrich Müller
Modified: 2013-01-19 11:16 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2013-01-15 14:51:26 UTC

Netcat is entirely my own creation, although plenty of other code was
used as examples. It is freely given away to the Internet community in
the hope that it will be useful, with no restrictions except giving
credit where it is due. No GPLs, Berkeley copyrights or any of that
nonsense. The author assumes NO responsibility for how anyone uses it.
If netcat makes you rich somehow and you're feeling generous, mail me
a check. If you are affiliated in any way with Microsoft Network, get
a life. Always ski in control. Comments, questions, and patches to

and netcat.blurb:

Netcat and the associated package is a product of Avian Research, and
is freely available in full source form with no restrictions save an
obligation to give credit where due.

I suggest that we add the sentence from netcat.blurb as a new "netcat" license file. We can add it to the MISC-FREE license group (although I'm not completely happy with it).
Comment 1 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2013-01-19 11:16:20 UTC