GnuTLS License changed to Lesser GPL

Since the 0.4.2 version the gnutls library is covered under the GNU Lesser GPL. Previously released versions were licensed under the GNU GPL.

We changed the license for most of GNUTLS because other free libraries already exist that do the same jobs and have lax licenses. We want GNUTLS to be usable in all the same places as those other libraries. We kept some parts of GNUTLS under the GPL because they are unique, and with the GPL they provide free software projects (which deserve our help) an advantage over non-free projects (which do not deserve our help, since they refuse to share with us). For more explanation, see

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