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Fedora Patch8: ettercap-NG-0.7.3-license-fix.patch

Patch 9 of 9 from Fedora ettercap repository,
git://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/ettercap.git
3f1eb7a83fd3f7c51ce5f62ef3429982116194b8
(applied cleanly)
Also, associated file ettercap_easter_egg_license.txt as LICENSE.EASTER-EGG.
Thanks to Red Hat's legal council.
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+Subject: Re: ettercap easter egg
+From: Alberto Ornaghi <alberto.ornaghi@gmail.com>
+Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 15:44:12 +0100
+Cc: Marco Valleri <naga@antifork.org>
+To: Tom Callaway <tcallawa@redhat.com>
+
+that code is not actively maitained by us anymore, the last release was =
+5 years ago.
+releasing a new code to just remove the comment seems overkill to me.
+
+i give you written permission to remove that specific comment and insert =
+it in the fedora distribution.
+just please leave the date check, it is always a pleasure to receive =
+wishes on birthday.
+
+best regards.=20
+
+On Feb 9, 2011, at 15:38 , Tom Callaway wrote:
+
+> Hi guys,
+>=20
+> Recently, while doing a security audit of ettercap in Fedora, we
+> discovered your "nice easter egg..." in time_check(). While that code =
+is
+> certainly cute, and arguably not evil, you have added a license
+> restriction which is incompatible with the GPLv2+ terms on the rest of
+> ettercap, and which make the whole work non-free, according to our =
+legal
+> counsel.
+>=20
+> Specifically, the comment:
+>=20
+> * and no, you can't simply remove this code, you'll break the =
+license...
+>=20
+> This comment is adding a modification restriction to the GPL, which =
+the
+> GPL does not permit, making the whole work non-free.
+>=20
+> We would very much like to keep ettercap in Fedora, so we are asking =
+you
+> to please remove this comment from the code, to restore the licensing =
+to
+> GPLv2+.
+>=20
+> If we do not hear back from you, we will be forced to remove ettercap
+> from Fedora, and will advise other distributions of the licensing =
+issue.
+>=20
+> Thanks in advance,
+>=20
+> Tom Callaway, Fedora Legal
+>=20
+> =3D=3D
+> Fedora Project
+
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* a nice easter egg...
* just to waste some time of code reviewers... ;)
*
- * and no, you can't simply remove this code, you'll break the license...
- *
* trust me, it's not evil ;) only a boring afternoon, and nothing to do...
*/
time_t K9=time(NULL);char G5P[1<<6],*o=G5P,*O;uint U4M, _,__=0; char dMG[]=
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