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Re: smssend - GPLv2 without SSL exception - Rewrite the code, joung Padawan.

Didier Raboud <didier@raboud.com> writes:

> Le lundi 9 février 2009 15:22:01 Simon Josefsson, vous avez écrit :
>> Yes, although looking at the code in skyutils2, it seems its only use of
>> openssl is to download web pages or something like that.  Can't you use
>> libcurl instead?  That might be a better abstraction level.  However I
>> didn't look closely at the code, so it may be doing something that
>> libcurl cannot.
>> /Simon
> Hi again, 
> for the record : it took me one hour to write a bash script that does exactly 
> what smssend + its configfile did (with curl as you proposed).
> I think that in one week of bash scripting, I would be able to parse the *.sms 
> smssend configfiles in a backwards compatible way and produce a new tool, based 
> on curl, that fully replaces smssend (and skyutils2).
> The conclusion to the story is : don't mess with the licences and rewrite the 
> code with the right tools !

If you chose the right tools, most things are easy. :) Good luck
finishing this.  (Although maybe perl or python is more capable than
shell script?)


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