[gnutls-devel] Licensing problem LGPLv3+ vs. GPLv2only conflict

Juho Vähä-Herttua juhovh at iki.fi
Fri Jul 19 17:31:58 CEST 2013

On 19.7.2013, at 16.58, Tomas Mraz <tmraz at redhat.com> wrote:
> to gmp which is LGPLv3+ although
> the GnuTLS itself is LGPLv2+. The biggest problem it causes is that
> multiple software applications that are GPLv2 and use gnutls which
> creates the licensing conflict. Is there any way out of this mess?

This seems to be adressed on the GnuTLS download page:

1. Gmplib is under LGPLv3. Older versions of gmplib under LGPLv2 are also supported.

So I guess the easiest way would be to fork the LGPLv2 version of gmplib for gnutls use and GPLv2 programs should be in the clear.


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