[systemd-devel] Systemd license vs. libcryptsetup license

Krzysztof Jackiewicz k.jackiewicz at samsung.com
Wed Jun 7 09:47:58 UTC 2017

> Not sure what "release product under GPL" is supposed to mean.

The combined work would have to be licensed under GPL according to:
I think that it means that the code has to be relicensed to GPL (which LGPL
2.1 allows). I'm not sure about it either. That's why I'm asking.

> libcryptsetup dep is optional anyway, and only used by the
> helper, not PID 1 itself.

I'm asking about license issues with this specific option enabled. Also, I
don't think it matters which binary it is as long as it's included in a
final product. 

> Unless you link your own more restrictive code into systemd-cryptsetup the
> dep that is libcryptsetup should not affect you in any way. At least not
> than the Linux kernel's own GPL license does. I mean, systemd doesn't
> any other kernels anyway...

AFAIK using the kernel (syscalls) is not considered a derivative work.
Dynamic linking is (in terms of GPL).


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