tcplay: BSD-licensed alternative to TrueCrypt

T.C. Hollingsworth tchollingsworth at
Thu Oct 6 20:28:11 UTC 2011

On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 4:54 AM, Richard Shaw <hobbes1069 at> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 3:37 AM, Eric Smith <eric at> wrote:
>> There was discussion back in 2007 of TrueCrypt, and the conclusion was
>> that the license was non-free, with several major problems.
> Just an FYI, unless you specifically want to stay away from
> problematic licences (i.e. Fedora) but don't have a problem using RPM
> Fusion, you can install RealCrypt. It's IS TruCrypt just re-branded.
> If I remember correctly it's not that TrueCrypt is non-free, but that
> the license is incompatible with Fedora and upstream was not willing
> to budge on that so it was re-branded instead.

The TrueCrypt License is, in fact, non-free for several reasons:


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