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I am just wondering why there is no licence header in editcap.c such as in mergecap, capinfo etc. The man pages states "Editcap is part of the Wireshark distribution." like to one of mergecap etc. also does.

Isn't it licenced under GPL?

asked 14 Jan '13, 05:42

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I just contacted the original author and he confirmed his intention is that it is GPLv2+. I have added (in r47063) the license to the file.

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answered 14 Jan '13, 07:27

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You are right, there is no link to the GPL in the file itself. However, as it is heavily using GPL code, it inherits the GPL in that way. So, editcap.c needs to be GPL, as it is using GPL code.


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answered 14 Jan '13, 06:55

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edited 14 Jan '13, 07:21

And, as per Jeff Morriss's comment, it now is explicitly marked as being under the GPL.

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