Freedom issue #2131

[metasploit] confirmed non‐free

Anonymous - over 1 year ago - . Updated over 1 year ago.

info needed
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In 2017, I said that Metasploit might be non‐free.
Now I have found some Ruby gems, license for which is unknown (
Issue #1441 is no longer updated, even after my comment, so I think it is abandoned.

Related issues

Related to Packages - Freedom issue #1441: [metasploit] is not fully freenot-a-bug




Updated by bill-auger over 1 year ago

  • Priority changed from bug to freedom issue
  • Status changed from open to info needed

duplicate of #1441


Updated by bill-auger over 1 year ago

it does not help anything to have multiple open issues for the identical concern - you could as well have added to the original, and it would have floated to the top just the same as this one

this seems to about a ruby gem - yes? - that could explain why it was not given much attention - parabola does not support or filter software from third-party package managers - these are considered essentially the same as the AUR (this is: not recommended nor supported) - use at your own risk

is this regarding a package in the parabola repos ?


Updated by bill-auger over 1 year ago


Updated by Anonymous over 1 year ago

Yes, it looks like this gem is required by metasploit package.
Also, Metasploit recommends non‐free software Metasploit Pro at every run.


Updated by Anonymous over 1 year ago

Update: all gems with "unknown" license are free, license is not found by the script for some reason.
Metasploit Pro is recommended at start but user must follow the link to get it.

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