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Re: relicense libtasn1 to LGPLv3+

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: relicense libtasn1 to LGPLv3+
Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2011 20:46:06 +0100
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Andreas Metzler <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2011-12-06 Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> wrote:
>> We are considering re-licensing Libtasn1 to LGPLv3+ and I wanted to hear
>> if there are any strong reasons against that.
> [...]
> I am not sure this counts as a strong reason, but I think GnuTLS using
> GPLv2-only code (cups) would need to drop TLS support. Even after
> GnuTLS switched to 3.0 they could continue using the legacy (but still
> supported) gnutls 2.x series.

Eventually the 2.x series will not be supported though, what will happen

Anyway, just as cups could use old GnuTLS, they could use old Libtasn1,
couldn't they?

I don't see a simple solution for CUPS given that GnuTLS is LGPLv3+
after we noticed that GMP is LGPLv3+.  Both libraries could be
relicensed as dual-LGPLv3+|GPLv2+ though, but it requires some
coordination and effort from somebody interested.

Thanks for feedback.


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