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Re: uninorm/nfc - Unicode version?

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: uninorm/nfc - Unicode version?
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 09:10:57 +0200
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First thanks for the relicensing!

Bruno Haible <address@hidden> writes:

> Simon Josefsson wrote on 2011-01-19:
>> OTOH, by only relicensing some modules, I don't think I can use an
>> installed libunistring shared library, which would contain LGPLv3+ code
>> too.
> Yes, I agree, this would be too hairy from a legal point of view. You can
> explain to a lawyer which .so file requires which .so file (via "ldd" or
> "readelf"), but it's too hard to explain that a .so file consists of
> two parts, one part under LGPLv2+ and one part under LGPLv3+ and that
> they should be considered as independent "works" although no tool exists
> that can separate the two parts.

Right.  And I don't think that is essential -- I see the LGPLv2+ part as
mostly for glibc, which likely will not want to link to libunistring but
to a self-contained "libcidn2.so" like it is done today for libidn.


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