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Re: Interest in packaging GNU Shishi and GNU Generic Security Service?

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 08:01:41PM +0200, Simon Josefsson wrote:
>> Shishi can co-exist with either of MIT or Heimdal.  It doesn't use a
>> similar API at all.  The library has a clean name space (shishi_*).
>> The tools doesn't conflict with any (to me) known tools.
>> I don't think the GSSAPI dev package would conflict; it places header
>> files in $prefix/include/gss/ and the library is called libgss to
>> avoid conflicting.  However, as it implement the standard GSS API, the
>> namespace do conflict, so you can't link directly to more than one
>> GSS-library at the same time.
> Please add support for ELF symbol versioning, so that the usual
> namespace problems can be avoided.

I have added support for it in CVS.

> I notice from
> <http://josefsson.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/shishi/README?rev=1.30&view=markup>
> that this lib is distributed under the terms of the GPL only, so I have
> my doubts that it's particularly useful for Debian to adopt it.  Is
> there any particular reason that GNU shishi is not made available under
> the LGPL?

Some reasons are given in [1].  I don't quite follow.  Is there a
problem with GPL'd software in Debian?

[1] http://www.gnu.org/licenses/why-not-lgpl.html


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