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Re: utmp/wtmp changes from libc5 to libc6

> Are you sure? 

No, I'm not. I just read /usr/doc/ssh/copyright.gz. But I'm not sure:).

> As far as I know ssh uses GNU's gmp library. And dpkg -s
> gmp tells me:
> ...
>  Programs you build using GNU MP become covered by the GNU
>  General Public Licence (GPL) because of the way GNU MP is licensed.
> ...

I'd really really like that if that is true. (Are you sure:)?
Then ssh really is GPL, and the ssh copyright violates the GPL!

But reading more of the /usr/doc/ssh/copyright.gz file, I see:

> Some of the source code aggregated with this distribution is licensed by
> third parties under different terms, so the restrictions above may not
> apply to such components. 
> The GNU Multiple Precision Library, included in this release and linked
> into the executable, is distributed under the GNU Library Public License.
> A copy can be found in gmp-2.0/COPYING.LIB.

So, it looks like you indeed are right. Lovely!


about to file a bugreport against ssh, saying that it's copyright
file should be changed to just a simple GPL file!


> >> I've had a look at the code, and it seems that I can replace the utmp
> >>writing 
> >> code in ssh with a call to pututline().
> >> 
> >> Presumably that fixes the utmp problem you mentioned.
> >
> >
> >That may cause a licence problem:
> >
> >  (c) You may build derived versions of this software under the restrictions
> >  stated in Section 2, Restrictions, of this license. The derived versions
> >  must be clearly marked as such and must be called by a name other than SSH
> >  or F-Secure SSH. SSH and F-Secure SSH are trademarks of SSH Communications
> >  Security and Data Fellows. 

joost witteveen, joostje@debian.org
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