OpenSSL and GPL incompatibility
The tvheadend code links against OpenSSL without declaring an exception in its various license files.
Debian and other free software distributions have for long taken a clear stance on this issue, making it de facto impossible for tvheadend to be integrated into these distributions (and I'd be interested to push tvheadend to Debian).
There are multiple ways forward:
- Add a short Exception text to the License.md file and to the affected source files
- Port away from OpenSSL. Apparently, the library is mostly used for its hashing functions, that might not be as hard as it sounds.
Updated by Didier Raboud over 4 years ago
Jaroslav Kysela wrote:
BTW: Could be the openssl -> gnutls wrapper used in the meantime ?
It's not all that easy: I just tried a quick sed-and-replace of all
#include <openssl/*> to be
#include <gnutls/openssl.h> and it fails in
src/main.c already. It probably needs someone with slightly more patience