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Re: Who needs libcurl3? (was libcurl3-dev: A development package linked again gnutls needed)

On Jul 20, sean finney <seanius@debian.org> wrote:

> i think that would solve the problem by muting the symptoms.  what happens
> when the next free-but-not-quite-gpl-compatible licensed software is
> linked against libcurl (or something similar)?
Not relevant, gnutls is LGPL'ed.

> i know i'm repeating myself here, but the real fix is to politely
> solicit the upstream author to change or add a clause to their license
> that makes such allowances.  that, or change the build options of the
No, the real fix is to convert as many programs as possible from openssl
to gnutls, starting with libraries.


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