LGPL library using only LGPL-parts of partially GPL shared library (gnutls, nettle)

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at gnutls.org
Sun Feb 20 15:58:04 CET 2011

On 02/20/2011 03:33 PM, Simon Josefsson wrote:

> It has been discussed to dual-license some libraries under
> GPLv2+/LGPLv3+ to avoid this problem.  I wonder if this could be a way
> out here.  GnuTLS 2.12 is not released (and there is not even any
> release candidates), so we still have time to resolve this in a good
> way.

gnutls 2.12 doesn't depend on libnettle only. It can be used with
libgcrypt as well thus I don't think this should be a stopper
for gnutls 2.12. We should release 2.12 and once this issue is resolved
debian can link with nettle (The abi doesn't break with this change).


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