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Bug#413070: TrueCrypt license is now at v3.0

retitle 364034 ITP: truecrypt -- cross-platform disk encryption
owner 364034 Balint Reczey <balint@balintreczey.hu>


I would like help the package maintenance of truecrypt started by Russel [1]
and upload the package to non-free it if the revised (3.0) license allows that.

I think having the package in non-free would be better than having and installer
but I'm not 100% sure if the new license allows even that.

To my understanding the previous (2.x) license has already been discussed [2]
on debian-legal and found to be not clear enough and definitely not DFSG-free.

I'm hereby seeking debian-legal's advice to decide whether the new
license allows
truecrypt to be uploaded to non-free.


On 10/12/2011 09:15 AM, David Seaward wrote:

I have been following this issue downstream at

Relevant comments:

 * The TrueCrypt license is now at v3.0 - afaik an update since the
last evaluation - http://www.truecrypt.org/legal/license - is this now

 * It appears likely that TrueCrypt would only be suitable for
multiverse, not universe, and would require re-branding similar to
what was done with IceWeasel in Debian, but I think it can be included
now... If not, please contact upstream at licensing@truecrypt.org
about any remaining concerns.

[1] http://www.unchartedbackwaters.co.uk/pyblosxom/static/truecrypt_debian_packaging
[2] http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2006/06/msg00294.html

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