Using LGPLv3+ license for libgnutls?

Simon Josefsson simon at
Wed Sep 10 14:10:04 CEST 2008

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at> writes:

> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 09:28:29AM +0200,
>  Simon Josefsson <simon at> wrote 
>  a message of 94 lines which said:
>> The problem is for GPLv2-only projects that wants to use a LGPLv3
>> library.
> :-(
> My case:
> Since echoping has the OpenSSL exception, switching GNUTLS to LGPLv3
> would mean dropping GNUTLS support, just to please the FSF lawyers.

Is echoping licensed under GPLv2 or GPLv2-or-later?  I can't find
anything conclusive in the echoping sources (probably something you want
to fix :)).

GPLv2-or-later with OpenSSL exception is compatible with LGPLv3 if I
understand correctly.

Anyway, it seems we have gathered plenty of arguments that probably will
delay re-licensing for some time.


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