[gnutls-devel] end of life of 2.12 and possible relicense on 3.1

James Cloos cloos at jhcloos.com
Mon Feb 4 19:36:52 CET 2013

>>>>> "EZ" == Eli Zaretskii <eliz at gnu.org> writes:

>> It will be LGPLv2.1 or later, so it will be compatible with all FSF
>> range of licenses.

EZ> It talks about GPLv2, not LGPLv2.1, but it still isn't clear to me
EZ> whether linking a GPLv3 Emacs against LGPLv2.1 GnuTLS library is
EZ> possible.

I believe that page talks about v2-only vs v3-only.  That issue does
indeed apply, according to every opinion posted since v3 came out,
for lgpl-v2-only vs lgpl-v3-only vs gpl-v2-only vs gpl-v3-only.

But, given that, if it changes, gnutls will be LGPLv2.1 or later (as
noted above), Emacs can use gnutls under the or later clause as LGPL3
and avoid all of those issues.

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