[gnutls-devel] GnuTLS | A question about the license of gnutls (#1018)

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Fri Jun 5 09:13:42 CEST 2020

Lei Maohui created an issue: https://gitlab.com/gnutls/gnutls/-/issues/1018

I has a question about the license of gnutls, I'm not sure whether it is a bug.

In gnutls-3.6.13/LICENSE, the content is as following:

Since GnuTLS version 3.1.10, the core library is released under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 2.1 or later (see doc/COPYING.LESSER for the license terms).

The GNU LGPL applies to the main GnuTLS library, while the included applications as well as gnutls-openssl library are under the GNU GPL version 3.  The gnutls library is located in the lib/ and libdane/ directories, while the applications in src/ and, the gnutls-openssl library is at extra/.

I think it means that all the license in lib/ is under the license of LGPL-2.1+. 
But I found that the license of lib/x509/krb5.h and lib/x509/krb5.c is GPL-3.0+. Obviously, it is inconsistent with the LICENSE file. 

So, I don't know whether it is a bug or I got it wrong.

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