CUPS is now linked against OpenSSL (and will stay GPLv2-only)

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Tue Jan 28 21:07:34 UTC 2014

On Sun 2013-12-22 14:12:40 -0500, Andreas Metzler wrote:

> #3 Hope that GMP is relicensed to GPL2+/LGPLv3+

On Tue 2014-01-14 04:53:51 -0500, Didier 'OdyX' Raboud wrote:

> 2) GnuTLS
>    2.x is useable but deprecated, 3.x is GPLv3+ through GMP. We're back
>    to "talk to the FSF to license GMP back to LGPLv2+"

I think OdyX is asking for more from GMP than is necessary; note that
Andreas earlier pointed out that GMP just needs to be GPL2+/LGPLv3+.

This is exactly what libgmp (in particular, Torbjorn Granlund
<tege at>) appears to have decided to do as of yesterday:

Huge diff with licensing changes: 

So i believe this makes the GPLv2-only CUPS re-distributable again when
linked to modern versions of GnuTLS.

Happy Hacking,

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