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Bug 875542 - dev-libs/libgcrypt has incorrect LICENSE
Summary: dev-libs/libgcrypt has incorrect LICENSE
Status: UNCONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Other
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Mikle Kolyada
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Reported: 2022-10-05 22:53 UTC by ganooslashlinus
Modified: 2022-12-05 07:15 UTC (History)
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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+: https://www.gnupg.org/related_software/libgcrypt/

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:
https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/cfrg/qLTveWOdTJcLn4HP3ev-vrj05Vg/