Bug#658739: Broken su/sudo/whatever - breaks systems - up goes the severity

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Wed Jan 23 18:16:19 UTC 2013

On 2013-01-23 Carlos Alberto Lopez Perez <clopez at igalia.com> wrote:
> On 03/11/12 17:46, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> > We cannot switch to a GPLv2-incompatible gnutls stack on Debian
> > currently.[1]

> > cu andreas

> > [1] We will need to do this for wheezy + 1, because Debian
> > does not have the manpower to fork GnuTLS 2.x. But that is a different
> > discussion.

> And how this "legal" issue will be solved in Wheezy+1? I fail to see how
> this will change in the future other than compiling cups with OpenSSL.

I guess basically the only option is to drop SSL support from the
respective incompatible packages or get them relicensed or write some
code to use a different SSL toolkit.

> I found this old discussion about dual-licensing GMP:
> http://gmplib.org/list-archives/gmp-devel/2011-May/001946.html

> But after reading it, I know the same than before...

I have tried multiple times in vain to get a response from GMP
maintainers with respect to a license change. Either my efforts were
too badly worded or upstream simply does not want to even discuss
switching to a GPLv2 compatible licensing. :-(
cu andreas
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