TLS libraries and licenses

Jiri Popelka jpopelka at
Thu Nov 28 08:02:12 UTC 2013

On 11/27/2013 05:46 PM, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-11-27 at 09:27 -0700, Jerry James wrote:
>> The second option is gnutls, which is various flavors of GPL and LGPL,
>> and so is fine for us.  We did have one developer wonder why gnutls is
>> preferred over openssl, though.  Can anyone answer that question?
> You answered that just below; because OpenSSL is GPL incompatible.
> Since gnutls is LGPL, it can be used in most places openssl can be used,
> *plus* it can be used with GPL software.

If I understand
correctly, gnutls 3.x can no longer be used by GPLv2-only code.


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