Le lundi 9 février 2009 13:37:49 Simon Josefsson, vous avez écrit : > Didier Raboud <email@example.com> writes: > > Hi debian-legal, > > > > smssend was removed from Debian due to licensing issues (#399685 and > > #487523). As far as I understand it, the problem is/was the following : > > > > * the code efectively links to OpenSSL (through skyutils2) > > * its licence is GPLv2+ _without_ OpenSSL exception > > * the upstream author was unreachable (email address is now dead - domain > > for sale and without MX). > > (...) > > * Re-licence with OpenSSL exception => I would be able to "fork". > > (...) > > The first option seems easiest to me, if there is a single authorship > that is able to grant the re-licensing. Hi, According to the "AUTHORS" file of the last .orig.tar.gz, there are various authors, but one copyright holder. > Another option you could explore it to replace the code that uses > openssl with something else. Skytils2 doesn't seem to link to openssl > here? > > Package: skyutils2 > Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.2.ds1-4) skyutils2 build-depends on libssl-dev. And in its latest shape, smssend did build-depend on skyutils2-dev and libssl-dev. I don't know how this influences the licence imbrication. > So maybe there isn't a problem. I can't find the smssend source code so > I can't tell what it really does. This option may be the really > simplest depending on how much code that uses openssl. > > /Simon You can download the latest smssend source code here : http://archive.debian.org/debian/pool/main/s/smssend/ To summarize what I understood : * skyutils(-dev) is LGPL and build-depends on libssl-dev - it visibly links statically against libssl-dev, because the resulting binary package does not depend on libssl. Can LGPL link to OpenSSL without exception  ? * smssend is GPLv2+ (without exception) and links against skyutils and builds with -lssl . Both are from the same upstream author and the only rdepends of skyutils is smssend. I guess that the simplest (but not the easiest) solution for me would be to fork the code of skyutils2 of and convert it to use GnuTLS, huh ? Best regards, OdyX  If not, it would have to be removed too. -- Didier Raboud, proud Debian user. CH-1802 Corseaux firstname.lastname@example.org
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