Different versions of warftpd has different licensing.

War FTP Daemon 1.6*



The WAR FTP Daemon is a PC based FTP server for Win95 and Windows NT 3.51 or better. It is released as freeware under the following conditions:

  • You might not charge anything for the distribution of this software, but the actual costs of media, shipping etc.
  • This software comes without any guarantee of any kind. The author TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS OF INCOME, OR ANY OTHER PROBLEMS YOU MIGHT EXPERIENCE FROM USING THIS SOFTWARE.
  • This software is NOT TO BE USED by any governmental or mainstream political institutions in any country. The freeware policy does ONLY apply for private individuals and private corporations. The governmental and mainstream political organizations can go and get their software somewhere else. Universities, schools and other public educational institutions can use this software as they wish.
  • Jarle Aase keeps the full Copyright of all this software and documentation, and reserves the right to change this policy at any
    time.

    The FTP Daemon follows the RFC 959 specifications (with industry standard extensions) of the FTP protocol. It is running as an user application, not a system service on both Win95 and NT. On secure systems, the users that log into the system will have access to the files
    available for the (operating system) user-account that started the program. Within this limitation, it also provides a powerful internal directory level security subsystem.

    The FTP Daemon should not be used for any sensitive files, as anyone with a TCP/IP protocol analyzer and access to the physical transmission layer (cables) will be able to tap any data transmitted. (This is not a limitation in this program, it is a general limitation with the FTP protocol specification and applies to all servers using the standard FTP protocol interface.)

    Copyright 1996 by Jarle (jgaa) Aase

  • War FTP Daemon 1.7*/1.8*



    War Software series from version 1.70
    Copyright (C) 1996 - 2004 by Jarle (jgaa) Aase (www.jgaa.com)
    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
    modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
    as published by the Free Software Foundation version 2
    of the License - WITH THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS:

    * GOVERNMENTS, GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES OR COMMERCIAL
    COMPANIES OWNED 50% OR MORE BY THE GOVERNMENT ARE
    NOT ALLOWED TO USE THE SOFTWARE OR SORCE CODE FOR
    ANY PURPOSE. THIS RESTRICTION ALSO APPLIES FOR
    PROGRAMS DERIVED FROM THE SOURCE CODE, OR PROGRAMS/
    SOURCE CODE THAT USE SPECIAL TECHNICS/ALOGRITHMS
    INVENTED IN THIS SOFTWARE.

    * THE FULL SOURCE CODE IS WITHELD FROM A PUBLIC RELEASE
    UNTIL THE LINUX VERSION IS RELEASED.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
    GNU General Public License for more details.

    War FTP Daemon Engine (WFDE)


    This version comes with LGPL license, which means that it can be used as a library in commercial products. See LGPL.

    War FTP Daemon version 3


    The licensing of War FTPD Version 3 will most likely be GPL, but I have not made up my mind 100% about this yet. It will however be free, and less restrictive than the one used in 1.80. The project will also be Open Source.