[strongSwan-dev] vici license question

Martin Willi martin at strongswan.org
Tue Apr 14 12:55:45 CEST 2015

Hi Emeric,

> If I use the provided low-level C API to exchange messages, I guess I
> fall into the GPL license for the whole utility?

Yes, I'd say so. I've considered using a more liberal license for
libvici. But as it makes heavy use of the GPLv2 licensed libstrongswan,
that is not really an option.

> Since the wire format is documented, I would have to rewrite my own
> custom low level library in order to communicate with strongSwan?

Yes, or use the existing Python/Ruby libraries, which are for this very
reason licensed under MIT.


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