GPL components in libgcrypt 1.4.1

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Sep 4 09:25:36 CEST 2008

On Mon,  1 Sep 2008 11:49, vipul3aggarwal at said:

> But, it seems following files are also under GPL.
> ./src/dumpsexp.c
> ./tests/random.c
> ./tests/prime.c
> ./tests/ac-schemes.c

Right.  But where is your problem?  These are parts of the regresion
test suite or independent helper utilities.  They are not part of the
libgcrypt shared library.

> I was also unable to make/compile the libgcrypt
> without these 4 files.

Given that you need to to distribute the source code and build system
anyway, I fail to see why you want to exclude them.  Just distribute the
entire libcgrypt package with or witout your modification.  

Let me also note that you need to allow anyone to change the LGPL code
and allow them to use this changed code with your possible proprietary
application.  For practical reasons this means that your applications
needs to use libgcrypt as shared library.



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