Software stacks and basic programmer courtesy

When will commercial software vendors start owning up to their “free” roots? I just installed some software tonight, that’s well over two years old, using PPPoE to communinicate with a modem, and it conflicted with my installed version of WinPCAP.

Of course, WinPCAP is not mentioned as a component in the orignal software, WHATSOEVER.
Way to stick to the licenses guys! I will quote from the WinPCAP license documentation:

1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

Total disregard. And in this case, it’s the THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE PROVIDER to the actual Hardware vendor provider who is in breach.

Man. The Software world is screwed.

Author: roelf on December 12, 2006
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