"Fossies" - the Fresh Open Source Software Archive
Member "snort3_extra-188.8.131.52/COPYING" (20 Dec 2022, 21011 Bytes) of package /linux/misc/snort3_extra-184.108.40.206.tar.gz:
As a special service "Fossies" has tried to format the requested text file into HTML format (style: standard
) with prefixed line numbers.
Alternatively you can here view
the uninterpreted source code file.
2 The text that follows is the GNU General Public License, Version 2 (GPL V2)
3 and governs your use, modification and/or distribution of SNORT.
5 Section 9 of the GPL V2 acknowledges that the Free Software Foundation may
6 publish revised and/or new versions of the GPL V2 from time to time. Section 9
7 further states that a licensee of a program subject to the GPL V2 could be
8 free to use any such revised and/or new versions under two different scenarios:
10 1. "Failure to Specify." Section 9 of the GPL V2 allows a licensee of a
11 program governed by an unspecified version of the General Public License to
12 choose any version of the General Public License ever published by the Free
13 Software Foundation to govern his or her use of such program.
15 This provision is not applicable to your use of SNORT because we have
16 expressly stated in a number of instances that any third party's use,
17 modification or distribution of SNORT is governed by GPL V2.
19 2. "Any Later Version." At the end of the terms and condition of the GPL V2 is
20 a section called "How to Apply these Terms to Your New Program," which
21 provides guidance to a developer on how to apply the GPL V2 to a third party's
22 use, modification and/or distribution of his/her program. Among other things,
23 this guidance suggests that the developer attach certain notices to the
24 program. Of particular importance is the following notice:
26 "This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
27 the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
28 Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later
31 Thus if a developer follows strictly the guidance provided by the Free
32 Software Foundation, Section 9 of the GPL V2 provides the licensee the option
33 to either use, modify or distribute the program under GPL V2 or under any
34 later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
36 SNORT is an open source project that is governed exclusively by the GPL V2
37 and any third party desiring to use, modify or distribute SNORT must do so by
38 strictly following the terms and conditions of GPL V2. Anyone using, modifying
39 or distributing SNORT does not have the option to chose to use, modify or
40 distribute SNORT under any revised or new version of the GPL, including
41 without limitation, the GNU General Public License Version 3.
43 For ease of reference, the comparable notice that is used with SNORT
44 (contained in the 'README' file) is as follows:
46 "This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
47 the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 2 as published by the Free
48 Software Foundation. You may not use, modify or distribute this program under
49 any other version of the GNU General Public License."
51 If you have any questions about this statement, please feel free to email
55 GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
56 Version 2, June 1991
58 Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
59 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA
60 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
61 of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
65 The licenses for most software are designed to take away your
66 freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public
67 License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free
68 software--to make sure the software is free for all its users. This
69 General Public License applies to most of the Free Software
70 Foundation's software and to any other program whose authors commit to
71 using it. (Some other Free Software Foundation software is covered by
72 the GNU Library General Public License instead.) You can apply it to
73 your programs, too.
75 When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not
76 price. Our General Public Licenses are designed to make sure that you
77 have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for
78 this service if you wish), that you receive source code or can get it
79 if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it
80 in new free programs; and that you know you can do these things.
82 To protect your rights, we need to make restrictions that forbid
83 anyone to deny you these rights or to ask you to surrender the rights.
84 These restrictions translate to certain responsibilities for you if you
85 distribute copies of the software, or if you modify it.
87 For example, if you distribute copies of such a program, whether
88 gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that
89 you have. You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the
90 source code. And you must show them these terms so they know their
93 We protect your rights with two steps: (1) copyright the software, and
94 (2) offer you this license which gives you legal permission to copy,
95 distribute and/or modify the software.
97 Also, for each author's protection and ours, we want to make certain
98 that everyone understands that there is no warranty for this free
99 software. If the software is modified by someone else and passed on, we
100 want its recipients to know that what they have is not the original, so
101 that any problems introduced by others will not reflect on the original
102 authors' reputations.
104 Finally, any free program is threatened constantly by software
105 patents. We wish to avoid the danger that redistributors of a free
106 program will individually obtain patent licenses, in effect making the
107 program proprietary. To prevent this, we have made it clear that any
108 patent must be licensed for everyone's free use or not licensed at all.
110 The precise terms and conditions for copying, distribution and
111 modification follow.
113 GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
114 TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION
116 0. This License applies to any program or other work which contains
117 a notice placed by the copyright holder saying it may be distributed
118 under the terms of this General Public License. The "Program", below,
119 refers to any such program or work, and a "work based on the Program"
120 means either the Program or any derivative work under copyright law:
121 that is to say, a work containing the Program or a portion of it,
122 either verbatim or with modifications and/or translated into another
123 language. (Hereinafter, translation is included without limitation in
124 the term "modification".) Each licensee is addressed as "you".
126 Activities other than copying, distribution and modification are not
127 covered by this License; they are outside its scope. The act of
128 running the Program is not restricted, and the output from the Program
129 is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on the
130 Program (independent of having been made by running the Program).
131 Whether that is true depends on what the Program does.
133 1. You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program's
134 source code as you receive it, in any medium, provided that you
135 conspicuously and appropriately publish on each copy an appropriate
136 copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty; keep intact all the
137 notices that refer to this License and to the absence of any warranty;
138 and give any other recipients of the Program a copy of this License
139 along with the Program.
141 You may charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a copy, and
142 you may at your option offer warranty protection in exchange for a fee.
144 2. You may modify your copy or copies of the Program or any portion
145 of it, thus forming a work based on the Program, and copy and
146 distribute such modifications or work under the terms of Section 1
147 above, provided that you also meet all of these conditions:
149 a) You must cause the modified files to carry prominent notices
150 stating that you changed the files and the date of any change.
152 b) You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in
153 whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any
154 part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third
155 parties under the terms of this License.
157 c) If the modified program normally reads commands interactively
158 when run, you must cause it, when started running for such
159 interactive use in the most ordinary way, to print or display an
160 announcement including an appropriate copyright notice and a
161 notice that there is no warranty (or else, saying that you provide
162 a warranty) and that users may redistribute the program under
163 these conditions, and telling the user how to view a copy of this
164 License. (Exception: if the Program itself is interactive but
165 does not normally print such an announcement, your work based on
166 the Program is not required to print an announcement.)
168 These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole. If
169 identifiable sections of that work are not derived from the Program,
170 and can be reasonably considered independent and separate works in
171 themselves, then this License, and its terms, do not apply to those
172 sections when you distribute them as separate works. But when you
173 distribute the same sections as part of a whole which is a work based
174 on the Program, the distribution of the whole must be on the terms of
175 this License, whose permissions for other licensees extend to the
176 entire whole, and thus to each and every part regardless of who wrote it.
178 Thus, it is not the intent of this section to claim rights or contest
179 your rights to work written entirely by you; rather, the intent is to
180 exercise the right to control the distribution of derivative or
181 collective works based on the Program.
183 In addition, mere aggregation of another work not based on the Program
184 with the Program (or with a work based on the Program) on a volume of
185 a storage or distribution medium does not bring the other work under
186 the scope of this License.
188 3. You may copy and distribute the Program (or a work based on it,
189 under Section 2) in object code or executable form under the terms of
190 Sections 1 and 2 above provided that you also do one of the following:
192 a) Accompany it with the complete corresponding machine-readable
193 source code, which must be distributed under the terms of Sections
194 1 and 2 above on a medium customarily used for software interchange; or,
196 b) Accompany it with a written offer, valid for at least three
197 years, to give any third party, for a charge no more than your
198 cost of physically performing source distribution, a complete
199 machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code, to be
200 distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 above on a medium
201 customarily used for software interchange; or,
203 c) Accompany it with the information you received as to the offer
204 to distribute corresponding source code. (This alternative is
205 allowed only for noncommercial distribution and only if you
206 received the program in object code or executable form with such
207 an offer, in accord with Subsection b above.)
209 The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for
210 making modifications to it. For an executable work, complete source
211 code means all the source code for all modules it contains, plus any
212 associated interface definition files, plus the scripts used to
213 control compilation and installation of the executable. However, as a
214 special exception, the source code distributed need not include
215 anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary
216 form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the
217 operating system on which the executable runs, unless that component
218 itself accompanies the executable.
220 If distribution of executable or object code is made by offering
221 access to copy from a designated place, then offering equivalent
222 access to copy the source code from the same place counts as
223 distribution of the source code, even though third parties are not
224 compelled to copy the source along with the object code.
226 4. You may not copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute the Program
227 except as expressly provided under this License. Any attempt
228 otherwise to copy, modify, sublicense or distribute the Program is
229 void, and will automatically terminate your rights under this License.
230 However, parties who have received copies, or rights, from you under
231 this License will not have their licenses terminated so long as such
232 parties remain in full compliance.
234 5. You are not required to accept this License, since you have not
235 signed it. However, nothing else grants you permission to modify or
236 distribute the Program or its derivative works. These actions are
237 prohibited by law if you do not accept this License. Therefore, by
238 modifying or distributing the Program (or any work based on the
239 Program), you indicate your acceptance of this License to do so, and
240 all its terms and conditions for copying, distributing or modifying
241 the Program or works based on it.
243 6. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the
244 Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the
245 original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to
246 these terms and conditions. You may not impose any further
247 restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein.
248 You are not responsible for enforcing compliance by third parties to
249 this License.
251 7. If, as a consequence of a court judgment or allegation of patent
252 infringement or for any other reason (not limited to patent issues),
253 conditions are imposed on you (whether by court order, agreement or
254 otherwise) that contradict the conditions of this License, they do not
255 excuse you from the conditions of this License. If you cannot
256 distribute so as to satisfy simultaneously your obligations under this
257 License and any other pertinent obligations, then as a consequence you
258 may not distribute the Program at all. For example, if a patent
259 license would not permit royalty-free redistribution of the Program by
260 all those who receive copies directly or indirectly through you, then
261 the only way you could satisfy both it and this License would be to
262 refrain entirely from distribution of the Program.
264 If any portion of this section is held invalid or unenforceable under
265 any particular circumstance, the balance of the section is intended to
266 apply and the section as a whole is intended to apply in other
269 It is not the purpose of this section to induce you to infringe any
270 patents or other property right claims or to contest validity of any
271 such claims; this section has the sole purpose of protecting the
272 integrity of the free software distribution system, which is
273 implemented by public license practices. Many people have made
274 generous contributions to the wide range of software distributed
275 through that system in reliance on consistent application of that
276 system; it is up to the author/donor to decide if he or she is willing
277 to distribute software through any other system and a licensee cannot
278 impose that choice.
280 This section is intended to make thoroughly clear what is believed to
281 be a consequence of the rest of this License.
283 8. If the distribution and/or use of the Program is restricted in
284 certain countries either by patents or by copyrighted interfaces, the
285 original copyright holder who places the Program under this License
286 may add an explicit geographical distribution limitation excluding
287 those countries, so that distribution is permitted only in or among
288 countries not thus excluded. In such case, this License incorporates
289 the limitation as if written in the body of this License.
291 9. The Free Software Foundation may publish revised and/or new versions
292 of the General Public License from time to time. Such new versions will
293 be similar in spirit to the present version, but may differ in detail to
294 address new problems or concerns.
296 Each version is given a distinguishing version number. If the Program
297 specifies a version number of this License which applies to it and "any
298 later version", you have the option of following the terms and conditions
299 either of that version or of any later version published by the Free
300 Software Foundation. If the Program does not specify a version number of
301 this License, you may choose any version ever published by the Free Software
304 10. If you wish to incorporate parts of the Program into other free
305 programs whose distribution conditions are different, write to the author
306 to ask for permission. For software which is copyrighted by the Free
307 Software Foundation, write to the Free Software Foundation; we sometimes
308 make exceptions for this. Our decision will be guided by the two goals
309 of preserving the free status of all derivatives of our free software and
310 of promoting the sharing and reuse of software generally.
312 NO WARRANTY
314 11. BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY
315 FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN
316 OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES
317 PROVIDE THE PROGRAM "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED
318 OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
319 MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS
320 TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE
321 PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING,
322 REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
324 12. IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING
325 WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR
326 REDISTRIBUTE THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES,
327 INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING
328 OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
329 TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY
330 YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER
331 PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
332 POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
334 END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
336 How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs
338 If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest
339 possible use to the public, the best way to achieve this is to make it
340 free software which everyone can redistribute and change under these terms.
342 To do so, attach the following notices to the program. It is safest
343 to attach them to the start of each source file to most effectively
344 convey the exclusion of warranty; and each file should have at least
345 the "copyright" line and a pointer to where the full notice is found.
347 <one line to give the program's name and a brief idea of what it does.>
348 Copyright (C) 19yy <name of author>
350 This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
351 it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
352 the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
353 (at your option) any later version.
355 This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
356 but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
357 MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
358 GNU General Public License for more details.
360 You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
361 along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
362 Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301,
366 Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.
368 If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this
369 when it starts in an interactive mode:
371 Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) 19yy name of author
372 Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'.
373 This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
374 under certain conditions; type `show c' for details.
376 The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the appropriate
377 parts of the General Public License. Of course, the commands you use may
378 be called something other than `show w' and `show c'; they could even be
379 mouse-clicks or menu items--whatever suits your program.
381 You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or your
382 school, if any, to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program, if
383 necessary. Here is a sample; alter the names:
385 Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the program
386 `Gnomovision' (which makes passes at compilers) written by James Hacker.
388 <signature of Ty Coon>, 1 April 1989
389 Ty Coon, President of Vice
391 This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into
392 proprietary programs. If your program is a subroutine library, you may
393 consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with the
394 library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Library General
395 Public License instead of this License.