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

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at gnutls.org
Wed Feb 23 19:19:07 CET 2011

On 02/23/2011 04:03 PM, Werner Koch wrote:

> Building a security system without knowing what's going on in all parts
> of the system is a major engineering mistake.  I can't repeat it often
> enough: A library is just a collection of code which makes things
> easier.  It does not relieve you from knowing how to use this code
> properly.

In any case, these are personal opinions and we can agree that we
disagree. However limiting the library users to the ones that agree
with a single view, will just reduce the user-base (unless they don't
have a choice - and in that case there is).


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