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Sydney Morning Herald: Fyodor Pulls Nmap from SCO Products

Feb 27, 2004, 14:30 (46 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"One of the best-known network security scanners will no longer be available with the SCO Group's products, with its developer saying he had terminated the company's rights to redistribute any version of the program with its products.

"Fyodor, whose Nmap (network mapper) security scanner is extremely popular among geeks and even featured in the latest film of the Matrix series, said in a message posted to the Bugtraq mailing list, in which he announced the release of version 3.50, that SCO had refused to accept the General Public License 'claiming that some preposterous theory of theirs makes it invalid (and even unconstitutional)...!'"

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