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what is the license for the Wireshark GUI?

asked 2018-07-11 16:02:49 +0000

I would like to know if the license applicable to the Wireshark GUI allows copying parts of the GUI and use them commercially. what is the license for the Wireshark GUI?

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answered 2018-07-11 16:11:45 +0000

grahamb gravatar image

GPL v2. See the FAQ section 1.9.

Basically this means that you would need to make the entire source code of your product available if you include code from Wireshark.

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And this is the license for almost all of Wireshark (with a few exceptions, such as the Internet checksum code, which is BSD-licensed), so there's very little of the Wireshark code you can use in a program or library without making your program or library GPL, so that the source code must be made available.

Here's the GPL v2, and here's the FAQ for the GPL v2, which says a lot about what you can, and can't, do with GPLed code.

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2018-07-11 17:47:07 +0000 )edit

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