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

Didier 'OdyX' Raboud odyx at
Thu Jan 30 15:34:23 UTC 2014

Le mardi, 28 janvier 2014, 16.07:34 Daniel Kahn Gillmor a écrit :
> 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+.

Ah yeah, good point. I was merely asking for a revert of the change that 
broke the GPLv2-only uses. I had overlooked that "GPLv2+/LGPLv3+" would 
also be okay; thanks for having pointed that out.

> This is exactly what libgmp (in particular, Torbjorn Granlund
> <tege at>) appears to have decided to do as of yesterday:
> Changelog:
> Huge diff with licensing changes:
> So i believe this makes the GPLv2-only CUPS re-distributable again
> when linked to modern versions of GnuTLS.

That's quite awesome news! Let's see if that makes it to a public 
release (which I don't doubt) and we'll have a clean way forward after 
GnuTLS 2.x !


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