staple / unstaple is an all-or-nothing data "binder" / unbinder,
licensed under the BSD license.
The author raises a concern that unstaple might be considered illegal
due to its ability to brute-force the stapled file, and the FAQ listed
some use cases involving misappropriation of intellectual property
(the pirated file is combined with the author's own files, stapled
together, and attempts to unstaple this collection arguably violates
In view of this, staple is shipped separately from unstaple. Would
either, or both, be acceptable in Fedora? Could we get staple in
Fedora and unstaple in some non-US repositories?
This software has been discussed on Bruce Schneier's blog:
miʃel salim • http://hircus.jaiku.com/
IUCS • msalim(a)cs.indiana.edu
Fedora • salimma(a)fedoraproject.org
MacPorts • hircus(a)macports.org