[systemd-devel] Systemd license vs. libcryptsetup license

Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek zbyszek at in.waw.pl
Tue Jun 6 15:00:28 UTC 2017

On Tue, Jun 06, 2017 at 04:33:11PM +0200, Krzysztof Jackiewicz wrote:
> Hi,
> I noticed that when systemd is configured with libcryptsetup option enabled
> it will link to libcryptsetup which is distributed under GPL 2.0. It seems
> like a license conflict to me. Can anyone explain it?

A license conflict appears when two pieces of software are combined and
the licenses have incompatible terms, so they cannot be both satisfied
at the same time. Systemd is LGPL which is compatible with GPL and pretty
much anything else. Also, we don't distribute the combined product, which
is the only thing LGPL and GPL put any conditions on.


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