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Re: curl status update

On Thu, Sep 29, 2005 at 02:31:00PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2005 at 02:37:35PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > On Sep 29, Domenico Andreoli <cavok@debian.org> wrote:
> > 
> > > to build something with libcurl, one has to install either
> > > libcurl3-openssl-dev or libcurl3-gnutls-dev. the built package will
> > > depend on libcurl3 (with openssl) or libcurl3-gnutls respectively.
> > Why is openssl the default?
> > I think everybody agrees that in the long period everybody will want to
> > use gnutls, which is supposed to have the same features but does not
> > have licensing issues.
> That's actually not true, GnuTLS has the reverse licensing issues from
> OpenSSL. OpenSSL cannot be linked with GPL-licensed software; GnuTLS,
> OTOH, is licensed under the GPL (as opposed to the LGPL), so cannot be
> linked to applications that do not want to be distributed under the
> terms of the GPL (or applications that have a GPL-incompatible license,
> for that matter).

you are wrong, gnutls is licensed under LGPL. have a read at


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