[nycbug-talk] SCO & nmap

G. Rosamond george
Fri Feb 27 17:28:06 EST 2004

if you haven't heard yet, fyodor has revoked SCO's rights to distribute

this is from insecure.org:

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SCO Corporation of Lindon, Utah (formerly Caldera) has lately taken to
an extortion campaign of demanding license fees from Linux users for
code that they themselves knowingly distributed under the terms of the
GNU GPL. They have also refused to accept the GPL, claiming that some
preposterous theory of theirs makes it invalid (and even
unconstitutional)! Meanwhile they have distributed GPL-licensed Nmap in
(at least) their "Supplemental Open Source CD". In response to these
blatant violations, and in accordance with section 4 of the GPL, we
hereby terminate SCO's rights to redistribute any versions of Nmap in
any of their products, including (without limitation) OpenLinux,
Skunkware, OpenServer, and UNIXWare. We have also stopped supporting the
OpenServer and UNIXWare platforms.

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