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|Summary:||Review Request: truecrypt - Free open-source disk encryption software|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Levente Farkas <lfarkas>|
|Component:||Package Review||Assignee:||Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it <nobody>|
|Status:||CLOSED CANTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||degts, duck, fedora-package-review, herrold, itamar, lemenkov, mads, ma, notting, susi.lehtola, tcallawa, tsui.tony, valent.turkovic|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2008-10-07 10:51:32 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Levente Farkas 2008-07-09 11:57:10 EDT
Spec URL: http://www.lfarkas.org/linux/packages/fedora/SPECS/truecrypt-6.spec SRPM URL: http://www.lfarkas.org/linux/packages/fedora/9/SRPMS/truecrypt-6.0a-1.src.rpm Description: Manages encrypted TrueCrypt volumes, which can be mapped as virtual block devices and used as any other standard block device. All data being read from a mapped TrueCrypt volume is transparently decrypted and all data being written to it is transparently encrypted.
Comment 1 Rahul Sundaram 2008-07-10 14:00:45 EDT
IIRC the truecrypt license at http://www.truecrypt.org/legal/license does not meet the Fedora licensing requirements at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing Marking for legal review.
Comment 2 Rahul Sundaram 2008-07-20 08:58:09 EDT
Comment 3 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-08-06 12:04:04 EDT
License as-is is non-free. Going to try to talk to upstream to see if they are interested in resolving the issues (plural) with the license.
Comment 4 Levente Farkas 2008-08-06 12:38:11 EDT
can you tell me exactly which part of the license should have to change?
Comment 5 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-08-06 12:42:30 EDT
It is quite a bit of changes, not a small matter. I emailed this to upstream, if you'd like a copy, I can email it to you as well.
Comment 6 Jason Tibbitts 2008-09-03 20:29:26 EDT
I'm curious whether using the RealCrypt "fork" would alleviate any of the issues. It's pretty much the same situation that spawned iceweasel.
Comment 7 Valent Turkovic 2008-09-04 03:08:18 EDT
For those who are interested in TrueCrypt licence can look at it here: http://www.truecrypt.org/legal/license If the mail Tom sent is on some public mailing list I curious to see it. Cheers, Valent.
Comment 8 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-09-04 10:36:08 EDT
The email correspondence has been directly with the TrueCrypt upstream. I sent them another email yesterday, so we seem to be making some progress, albeit, slowly.
Comment 9 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-10-07 10:51:32 EDT
TrueCrypt upstream is no longer communicating on this issue. I'm closing this ticket out as CANTFIX, and adding it to ForbiddenItems: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ForbiddenItems#TrueCrypt If TrueCrypt were to make major changes to their licensing, then we might be able to reconsider this, however, given the tone in our communications, I do not feel this is likely to occur.
Comment 10 Levente Farkas 2008-11-20 17:33:52 EST
since you communicating again it'd be useful if the new license also apply to the older version (like 4.3a too). some of us still believe it has some reason to package that version too. thanks
Comment 11 Mads Kiilerich 2011-09-02 20:29:45 EDT
Their latest release is under their license version 3 - but I don't know if that is any better. ...
Comment 12 Tom "spot" Callaway 2011-09-06 09:40:21 EDT
I doubt it, but I have not had time to look.
Comment 13 Mads Kiilerich 2012-06-04 12:05:39 EDT
Copying note on ForbiddenItems here: All Fedora versions do now have tcplay - an independently developed TrueCrypt-compatible program under the BSD license.