After review, Fedora has determined that the Nmap Public Source
License (NPSL) Version 0.92[1] is not acceptable for use in Fedora. We
have updated our "Bad License" list[2] to include NPSL. No software
under that license may be included in Fedora (including EPEL and

The license includes restrictions on "proprietary software companies",
which is a field of endeavor restriction contrary to the Open Source
Definition[3]. If future versions of the NPSL are released, they will
be re-evaluated for use in Fedora.


Ben Cotton
He / Him / His
Senior Program Manager, Fedora & CentOS Stream
Red Hat
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