[geekcrypt] Re: TrueCrypt License

  • From: Pid Zero <p1dz3r0@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "geekcrypt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <geekcrypt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2014 00:18:39 +0100

Guilty as charged. All my UIs come out looking like tron & pacmans love
child.

On Friday, June 6, 2014, Bill Cox <waywardgeek@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I'm not sure we have to replace *all* of the code.  A lot of the crypto
> looks like it was written by other people.  We probably want updated
> versions of that code anyway, but I think it's mostly the drivers and GUI
> that needs updating.
>
> By the way, I think we may want an official GUI guru to join the "core"
> devs.  This guys wont have to be a crypto expert, but should be good with
> GUI development, which most crypto guys aren't in my experience :-)
>
> Bill
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 6:40 PM, Stephen R Guglielmo <srguglielmo@xxxxxxxxx
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','srguglielmo@xxxxxxxxx');>> wrote:
>
>> I read (yes, actually read) the TrueCrypt License Version 3.0. This
>> version applies to the 7.1a release code. I made a page on the wiki
>> that details what needs to be done to comply.
>>
>> http://ciphershed.org/License
>>
>> There's a few things we need to focus on immediately to brand the code
>> ours, such as removing references to "TrueCrypt" and removing/adding
>> some phrases. I'll do what I can to help this along on the GitHub
>> repo.
>>
>> Basically, the way to "get away" from this annoying license and move
>> to a OSI-approved license, we will essentially have to replace every
>> single piece of code. Obviously, this is going to be a long, long
>> process, but long term goals are A Good Thing(tm).
>>
>> I was already pondering in my mind the use of GTK+ or QT in the GUI.
>> Both projects are licensed under the LGPL, so we can still release our
>> code under whatever license we want. Again, down the line...My mind is
>> always ahead of me.
>>
>>
>

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