Re: Bacula: GPL and OpenSSL
John Goerzen writes:
> On Fri, Jun 22, 2007 at 10:21:29PM +0200, Kern Sibbald wrote:
>> In the mean time, I sincerely hope that Debian finds some way to continue
>> releasing Bacula.
> It sounds like Debian will simply have to disable the SSL support in
> Bacula, yes? (this is a question to -legal)
Barring other solutions, yes. But I hope there is a solution:
libgnutls has an OpenSSL compatibility mode. I don't know if it
provides all the features that Bacula requires; in my software it was
easy to add a configure-time choice between the two. Since gnutls is
licensed under LGPLv2.1+ and GPLv2+ (varying by component), there
should be no license concerns when using it with other GPLed code.
Having already put my foot in this mess, I will try that out with the
goal of producing patches this weekend, unless Kern, John or someone
else prefers to investigate for themselves. I may miss some run-time
cases (I don't currently use Bacula), but hopefully the input is
useful to Kern and to Debian.
Further discussion of that is a bit off-topic for -legal; I can post
questions to bacula-devel and patches to SourceForge. John, should I
post the patches somewhere for your (or other maintainers') benefit?