Re: Urgently need GPL compatible libsnmp5-dev replacement :-(
On Wed, 04 May 2005, Christian Hammers wrote:
> One of my packages, Quagga, is licenced under the GPL but is supposed to
> get linked against NetSNMP. That now is problematic, as NetSNMP depends
> on OpenSSL (for SNMPv3 crypto support?) which is not GPL compatible.
A simple extension to Quagga's (*and* NetSNMP if it is GPLed) license
allowing for linking to OpenSSL is probably the easiest way to fix this (and
since that is a documentation change, it would get into sarge).
> Or would it be possible to fork NetSNMP into a libsnmp5-gpl-dev package?
That would be etch-land. The most sane way to fix this would be to get
NetSNMP to be able to link to the GNU version of OpenSSL (I don't recall how
it is called).
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