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Re: libqca2-plugin-gnupg and license

On Thursday 09 July 2009 21:42:01 Adam Majer wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been looking for some toolkit to check PGP or possible other types
> of crypto signatures for my own project (closed source) and I came
> across QCA. While the license of the QCA package is LGPL, some of the
> source code clearly cannot be LGPL.

Plugins are not linking.

> For starters, the package libqca2-plugin-gnupg links with GnuPG. 

No. libqca2-plugin-gnupg does not link with gnupg. GnuPG is a command line 
tool and you can't link with those.
There is libgpgme, that the plugin uses. libgpgme executes gpg on command line 
and parses that output. That's not linking.

> GnuPG
> is licensed under GPL, hence the portion of QCA that links with GnuPG
> must be under GPL compatible license as well.
> Is my understanding wrong here?


 - comaintainer of kde, qt and gpg in debian.

> - Adam
> PS. I'm not on the list so CC me on replies.

Man, do you know how could I do for linking to the mail?

From Explorer you neither can ever cancel the device, nor must doubleclick on 
a front-end, this way you cannot boot the tool for debugging the command 

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