GNU TLS Licensing

Dan Winship danw at
Wed May 16 18:38:01 CEST 2001

> > Okay. Do you think relicensing gnutls would be an option if libgcrypt could
> > be relicensed?
> Yes it would be an option. The original idea was to be GPL since openssl was 
> available for commercial programs. However I think we need some advocacy here. 
> As things stand OpenSSL seems the only choice for LGPL libraries

But OpenSSL is not GPL-compatible, so if gnome-vfs used it, it would
become GPL-incompatible itself. So gnome-vfs would have to dynamically
load either OpenSSL or GnuTLS at run-time depending on whether it was
being called from a GPLed or non-GPLed program or something like that...

-- Dan

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