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Re: truecrypt



On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 12:55:30PM -0400, Neal Becker wrote:
> Has anyone looked at truecrypt?  Looks interesting.  I D/L the source, but
> it says:
> 
>   Note that Linux kernel headers, located in the 'include' directory, are
>   not sufficient for compilation of the TrueCrypt kernel module. Fields of
>   'dm_dev' structure must be accessed by TrueCrypt but they are defined only
> in
>   an internal kernel header 'drivers/md/dm.h'. No appropriate accessor
> function
>   is available. The complete source code of the Linux kernel is required for
>   compilation of the kernel module.

Truecrypt is awesome, but their license[0] is a bit questionable.  It's a
hybrid of a bunch of different licenses and has some interesting
distribution clauses.  IANAL, so we definitely would want to run it by
fedora-legal-list if we hope to get truecrypt into Fedora.  There has also
been some talk about this license in the Debian community:

    http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2006/06/msg00294.html
    http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2006/07/msg00008.html

luke

[0]: http://www.truecrypt.org/license.php


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