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Bug 875542 - dev-libs/libgcrypt has incorrect LICENSE
Summary: dev-libs/libgcrypt has incorrect LICENSE
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Other
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-10-05 22:53 UTC by ganooslashlinus
Modified: 2024-01-04 10:50 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description ganooslashlinus 2022-10-05 22:53:47 UTC
All ebuilds list: LICENSE="LGPL-2.1 MIT"

Most of the library part is under LGPL-2.1+ and the helper programs are under the GPLv2+:

I checked and MIT expat does apply to cipher/idea.c

Also, the LICENSES file lists the other licenses that certain parts are under.
In that file, I see:
- BSD_3Clause
- A permissive license from intel.
- Modified BSD-3-clause with an option to distribute under the terms of the GPL instead.
- Custom permissive license with an option to distribute under the terms of the GPL instead.
- The X11 license
- Public domain
- The OCB license version 1
Comment 1 Hanno Böck gentoo-dev 2022-12-05 07:15:43 UTC
The OCB license is a license allowing the algorithm to be used in opensource code. Two notes about this:

* The shipped OCB code itself is LGPL, and I think we usually consider LICENSE to cover the code copyright and not the patent situation.

* This is largely obsolete, as Philipp Rogaway has declared that he has abandoned the OCB patents and there are no more restrictions on implementing OCB:
Comment 2 ganooslashlinus 2024-01-04 06:11:25 UTC
Coming back to this, for some reason this bug is still open.

It should be; LICENSE="LGPL-2.1+ GPL-2+ MIT"
Comment 3 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2024-01-04 10:50:18 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit a5651dc498a8206d491c8a59b6dbe6a757ccf544
Author:     Ulrich Müller <>
AuthorDate: 2024-01-04 10:49:55 +0000
Commit:     Ulrich Müller <>
CommitDate: 2024-01-04 10:49:55 +0000

    dev-libs/libgcrypt: update LICENSE
    Signed-off-by: Ulrich Müller <>

 dev-libs/libgcrypt/libgcrypt-1.10.1-r2.ebuild | 4 ++--
 dev-libs/libgcrypt/libgcrypt-1.10.1-r3.ebuild | 4 ++--
 dev-libs/libgcrypt/libgcrypt-1.10.2.ebuild    | 4 ++--
 dev-libs/libgcrypt/libgcrypt-1.10.3-r1.ebuild | 2 +-
 dev-libs/libgcrypt/libgcrypt-1.10.3.ebuild    | 4 ++--
 dev-libs/libgcrypt/libgcrypt-1.9.4-r2.ebuild  | 4 ++--
 6 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)