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Re: Questions about libntru license/ntru patent status

On Sat, 27 Feb 2016 07:03:53 -0800 Jim Wright wrote:

> I would add that the OpenSSL folks have stated that they currently
> intend to relicense,

Yes, they stated this intention [1], but, after that, no further news
came out, as far as I can tell.

[1] https://www.openssl.org/blog/blog/2015/08/01/cla/

> but have unfortunately tentatively decided on yet another
> GPLv2 incompatible license.

Indeed, the Apache license v2.0 is GPLv3-compatible, but *not*
GPLv2-compatible, unfortunately.
Hence, it would only solve *some* of the countless incompatibility
issues the current OpenSSL license has caused for more than 15 years.

>  I have asked them to reconsider using the UPL, the MIT license,
> or some other permissive GPLv2 compatible license, but as yet
> this has not gotten traction.

I have also repeatedly written to them in order to recommend the
adoption of the 3-clause BSD license [2], the Expat license [3], or the
zlib license [4].

[2] https://spdx.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause
[3] http://www.jclark.com/xml/copying.txt
[4] http://www.zlib.net/zlib_license.html

I have never received any reply whatsoever...   :-(

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