roadmap for 3.0.0

Brad Hards bradh at
Thu Jun 9 11:38:47 CEST 2011

On Thursday 09 June 2011 08:46:20 Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos wrote:
> We thought about that, but it wouldn't be adequate. That is because gmp
> that now gnutls is linked to, is LGPLv3. Even if we allow dual
> license gmp doesn't. Note however that the problem is not in LGPLv3
> which allows linking with everything, even proprietary programs. It is
> GPLv2-only that causes the issue. It can be easily solved by the
> authors of GPLv2-only programs by allowing linking with an
> LGPLv3 library (see [0]).
Unfortunately the poppler code is based on xpdf code, for which the original 
author does not appear willing to relicense. The poppler additions are GPLv2+.

Is there any scope for asking gmp to do GPLv2/LGPLv3+? Is that the only issue?


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