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Toward healthy paranoia

Toward healthy paranoia

Posted Sep 26, 2013 17:34 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: Toward healthy paranoia by khim
Parent article: Toward healthy paranoia

GnuTLS has gone back to (L)GPLv2+, not GPLv2. The license change is because a number of projects couldn't use newer versions of GnuTLS because they were using GPLv2 only. i.e., this is allowing for those annoying projects, not becoming one of them.


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Toward healthy paranoia

Posted Sep 26, 2013 17:50 UTC (Thu) by khim (subscriber, #9252) [Link]

GnuTLS has gone back to (L)GPLv2+, not GPLv2.

Well, yeah, that's true, but it's not that important. The important fact is that is stopped participating in the FSF's jihad and instead have chosen to stay relevant.

Only time will tell if they'll succeed or if it's case of “too little too late”.

The license change is because a number of projects couldn't use newer versions of GnuTLS because they were using GPLv2 only. i.e., this is allowing for those annoying projects, not becoming one of them.

The important fact is not that it can be used in conjunction with GPLv2 programs, the important fact is that now it can be used by various vendors and linked with GPLv2, Apache, or even proprietary programs.


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