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Re: Is there a reason why GNUnet forcefully sends a message of type 6?

From: Christian Grothoff
Subject: Re: Is there a reason why GNUnet forcefully sends a message of type 6?
Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 15:48:28 +0200
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On 5/25/20 2:58 PM, Alessio Vanni wrote:
> Christian Grothoff <address@hidden> writes:
>> If you are linking against GNUnet libraries, you fall under the AGPL.
>> It does not matter whether you are in our repository.
> That was the missing link.  From what I gathered the license is like the
> normal GPL so my application will have to be licensed as AGPL too.  If
> it's really like that, then wouldn't it be a good idea to make the
> mechanism used by GNUnet available to other applications?
> What I mean is, since `GNUNET_MQ_copy_handlers2' includes a handler for
> the REQUEST_AGPL message, maybe this handler could be configured to
> serve informations related to the specific application.  As it is right
> now, the handler hardcodes the use of `GNUNET_AGPL_URL' to send the
> reply message; a possible alternative would be to expand
> `GNUNET_OS_ProjectData' to have one more field containing the AGPL URL
> as a string, e.g.
> struct GNUNET_OS_ProjectData pd = {
>      /* Other fields... */
>      .agpl_url = "http://example.tld/sourcecode/v1.0"; 
> }
> and have the handler use that field to generate the response message.
> This way, users can send the same message (REQUEST_AGPL) to every
> GNUnet-based applications to get the URL, instead of having said
> application provide their own mechanism.
> What do you think?

Yes, we should modify the code along the lines of your proposal.


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