On Fri, Sep 06, 2002 at 13:23:28 +0200, Rene Mayrhofer wrote:
> Freeswan upstream developers are currently thinking of switch to openssl.
> I already pointed out to them that this might need a change in their own
> (GPL) license statement so that linking to openssl is explicitly allowed.

Perhaps you can ask them to consider using GNUTLS (www.gnutls.org) rather
than OpenSSL? GNUTLS's license (mostly LGPL, some GPL; see libgnutls5-dev
for details), unlike OpenSSL's, is GPL-compatible. Several packages in
Debian that used to use OpenSSL have already switched to GNUTLS (mutt and
gnome-VFS IIRC).

GNUTLS builds on libgcrypt which includes a DES implementation; it should
not be too difficult to have FreeS/WAN use gcrypt's DES implementation
rather than libdes's; that should solve the licensing issues for now.

<GRub[B]eR> JHM, jij bent echt nerd :))
<GRub[B]eR> maar wel een goeie :)
<GRub[B]eR> Soort van programmerende furby
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