(L)GPLv3 licensing dilemma: gpg stack
wk at gnupg.org
Thu Aug 9 19:37:35 CEST 2007
On Thu, 9 Aug 2007 13:34, rdieter at math.unl.edu said:
> gpgme-1.1.5 is LGPLv2. Fortunately, the LGPLv2 allows one to relicense code
> under any version of the GPL since GPLv2. So, distributing it as GPLv3
> looks ok. But... as there are many apps out there that currently link
We will stick to LGPLv2+ for gpgme. So there is no problem; the assuan
copy in libgpgme is also still LGPLv2.
> dirmngr-1.0.0 is GPLv2. This looks like a problem too.
Yes, there is a problem with libassuan. The FSF told me that they are
working on an exception clause to allow LGPLv3 with GPLv2. I need to
check with them. If nothing helps we will need to switch libassuan back
> (1) in fedora anyway, including: basket, centericq, claws-mail, gpa, kdepim,
> licq, mcabber, pygpgme, seahorse, sylpheed. Many of these are currently
> GPLv2 only.
Yeah, the Qt problem.
Do you have any deadline until this needs to be resolved?
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