CUPS is now linked against OpenSSL (was: Re: GnuTLS in Debian)
svante.signell at gmail.com
Sat Jan 11 17:44:16 UTC 2014
On Sat, 2014-01-11 at 17:55 +0100, Didier 'OdyX' Raboud wrote:
> Hi all,
> this "GnuTLS in Debian" thread triggered my switch of the src:cups
> package from linking against GnuTLS to now link against OpenSSL. CUPS is
> GPL-2 only with an OpenSSL exception.
> Now, as far as I understood the thread, there are suggestions floating
> around to stop caring about this incompatibility and just consider "as a
> project" that OpenSSL is a system library, but this decision hasn't been
> formally taken yet.
> So as far as CUPS is concerned, I see three ways forward:
> 1) revert the switch to OpenSSL and link against GnuTLS 2. This
> basically postpones the question to the moment when GnuTLS 2 is
> removed from Debian. As I understood the thread, GnuTLS 2 is likely
> to be removed from testing before the freeze, right?
> 2) switch to GnuTLS 3. This is not allowed because GnuTLS 3 is GPL-3 and
> CUPS is GPL-2 only.
What are the chances of cups re-licensing (dual-licensing) to GPL2+?
This would be a step in the right direction. (in worst case use some
other software package than cups as default for printing)
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