Clarifying the GnuPG License

Leo Gaspard ekleog at
Thu Jun 13 11:58:09 CEST 2013

On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 11:49:39AM +0200, Nils Faerber wrote:
> IANAL but from my understanding:
> 1. by invocation of the commandline commands: Yes
> 2. invocation of GnuPG exe: Yes
> 3. Linking, dynamically or statically, against a GnuPG DLL, presumed
> that it is licensed under GPL: No

IANAL either, but wonder whether hard-coding the GPG program name and arguments
in your binary would not be sufficient to consider your program as linked to the
GPG executable.
This would mean the program would be bound by the GPL terms.
But, again, this is only a supposition, and you should get proper legal advice.



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