Has there been any updates on this issue?
From what I can tell, there is still a discrepancy between the 389-ds FAQ (which mentions
the plugin license exception) and the actual 389-ds license.
I'd like to know if reinstating the license exception is still on the cards, or if we
should prepare our plugins to be released under GPLv3.
I have a question regarding the licensing of developed 389-ds plugins.
indicates that the Directory Server core code is licensed under a GPL + Exception license
that allows non-GPL 389-ds plugins to link to 389-ds and to use specific header files.
However, the LICENSE file in the current 389-ds-base source does not contain this
exception. It was apparently removed by the following commit, when the license was changed
Does that means that the license exception does not apply to the current version of