writes "A web hosting provider called Appnor has recently moved the network diagnostics utility WinMTR off of SourceForge, and is now claiming the program to be a closed source, commercial application (it was previously made available under the GPL). I emailed the current maintainer of the original mtr utility about this, and have been informed that this event most likely constitutes an overt GPL violation, as it is presumed that WinMTR contains mtr code. Appnor claims that they have the right to do this, as there have been no external contributions to WinMTR in over ten years. I'm not a lawyer, but I don't think copyright law works that way." Update: 01/10 18:24 GMT
: The CEO of Appnor, Dragos Manac, has posted a response
, claiming that no GPL violation occurred, and promising to revert the code to GPLv2 by the end of the week. Update: 01/11 14:01 GMT
: That was fast. WinMTR announced
that the code is now available
under the GPLv2.