adrien.prost-boucle at laposte.net
Tue Sep 25 13:51:47 UTC 2018
Hi Mike, Jan,
> I write crypto code that uses big number libraries and would like to adopt
> GMP but cannot because it was GPL and is now LGPL. While LGPL is less of a
> problem, its limits adoption for what we want to use it for.
Choice of license is a headache for many people, including me.
I'm very interested in understanding the reasons why LGPL would be a "limit" for your needs.
Do you intend to modify GMP and not share ? Or do you need that your users can do that ?
Same question for Jan :
> Although you can compile the system without
> GMP and not all users need unbounded arithmetic this is enough of a
> burden that made me look into alternatives.
What interpretation of the license makes it a problem to consider compiling any software with GMP ?
I believe such explanation would also be of great interest for other people.
> We are not looking to
> steal or screw over the GMP project authors. Its the Linux Foundation.
But others may behave differently, as Torbjörn mentioned.
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