Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 454667
Review Request: truecrypt - Free open-source disk encryption software
Last modified: 2012-06-04 12:05:39 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
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.
IIRC the truecrypt license at http://www.truecrypt.org/legal/license does not
meet the Fedora licensing requirements at
Marking for legal review.
Just a note
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.
can you tell me exactly which part of the license should have to change?
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.
I'm curious whether using the RealCrypt "fork" would alleviate any of the issues. It's pretty much the same situation that spawned iceweasel.
For those who are interested in TrueCrypt licence can look at it here:
If the mail Tom sent is on some public mailing list I curious to see it.
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.
TrueCrypt upstream is no longer communicating on this issue. I'm closing this ticket out as CANTFIX, and adding it to ForbiddenItems:
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.
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.
Their latest release is under their license version 3 - but I don't know if that is any better. ...
I doubt it, but I have not had time to look.
Copying note on ForbiddenItems here: All Fedora versions do now have tcplay - an independently developed TrueCrypt-compatible program under the BSD license.