taskSavannah Administration - Tasks: task #7859, Submission of OpenCDK Lite


task #7859: Submission of OpenCDK Lite

Submitted by:  Simon Josefsson <jas>
Submitted on:  Wed 19 Mar 2008 02:44:28 PM UTC
Should Start On:  Wed 19 Mar 2008 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Sat 29 Mar 2008 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  * 5 - Normal
Status:  Cancelled Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Beuc
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00
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Sun 13 Apr 2008 11:42:25 AM UTC, comment #5: 

I couldn't find any re-registration URL in the initial acknowledgement.  I'll re-apply though.

Simon Josefsson <jas>
Sun 06 Apr 2008 10:06:22 AM UTC, comment #4: 


We did not get a response from you, so we deleted your project from the pending queue.

If you would still like to have your project hosted at Savannah, please register it again.

The re-registration URL found in our acknowledgment of your earlier registration will direct you to the proper location where you can re-register your project.


Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>
Thu 20 Mar 2008 08:18:38 PM UTC, comment #3: 


I see that we have an issue that I overlooked, perhaps because we're in the context of a GNU project: we don't allow projects with "Open" in their name at Savannah. This also impacts the "opencdk" project submitted a couple months ago.

Savannah's mission is to host free software projects, and we want the public to think of them as free software projects.  A project name that says "open" will tend to lead people to think of the project as "open source" instead of "free software".

We would be glad if you accept to use "free" instead of "open" in your project name.

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>
Thu 20 Mar 2008 08:13:53 PM UTC, comment #2: 

(posted by mail)

> OpenCDK (GPL) has traditionally been included in the
> GPL'ed parts of GnuTLS, but Nikos wanted to move this to
> the LGPL parts of GnuTLS instead.  He talked to RMS about
> this, and after some long discussions and as far as I
> understand, it was agreed that it is OK to re-license only
> the minimal part of OpenCDK that we need in GnuTLS.  These
> minimal parts is what will be in opencdk-lite.
> Timo has assigned the copyright to the FSF under a GnuTLS
> assignment, see fencepost.
> See also:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/gnutls-devel/2008-03/msg00037.html
> I wasn't directly involved in the re-licensing
> discussions, so I just trust what Nikos said in that
> mailing list post.  It may be useful to ask Nikos and/or
> RMS about this if you want an official decision.


Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>
Wed 19 Mar 2008 10:16:10 PM UTC, comment #1: 


Can you precise how the relicensing is done, legally speaking?
For example:
- tarball: misc.c: GPL, copyright Timo Schulz & FSF
- git: misc.c: LGPL, copyright FSF

Was there a copyright assignement and FSF-originated relicensing?

Just doing routine checks :)

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>
Wed 19 Mar 2008 02:44:28 PM UTC, original submission:  

A new project has been registered at Savannah
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or discards the registration.

Registration Administration

While this item will be useful to track the registration process, approving or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group Administration page, accessible only to site administrators, effectively logged as site administrators (superuser):

Registration Details

  • Name: OpenCDK Lite
  • System Name:  opencdklite
  • Type: non-GNU software & documentation
  • License: GNU Lesser General Public License


This is cut-down version of OpenCDK re-licensed under the LGPL.  It will be used by the upcoming GnuTLS 2.4.x.  The old OpenCDK (available under the GPL) is used by GnuTLS 2.2.x and lower, in the GPL-only part.

Other Software Required:

libgcrypt, lgpl, http://www.gnupg.org/

libz, bsd-like, http://www.zlib.net/

Other Comments:

There is no released version of this yet, it will be based on the opencdk 0.6.6 release (uploaded below) but trimmed down to contain the files in gnutls git repository right now.

Tarball URL:


Simon Josefsson <jas>


(Note: upload size limit is set to 16384 kB, after insertion of the required escape characters.)

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