Subject: Re: PAM
To: David Laight <>
From: Oleg Polyanski <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/29/2002 11:12:13
David Laight <> writes:

> > Does anyone have any idea how much of the available PAM code is
> > BSD licensed versus GPL or other?
> > e.g. Will it be necessary to implement the basic PAM support
> > from scratch?  Will we be able to use a large percentage of PAM
> > modules in a BSD environment without worrying about the GPL?
> Well if they are GPL, then they can be used as shared libraries
> without 'tainting' the programs that are build with them.  However
> a static link enforces the GPL on the entire binary.

 I was pretty sure that shared libraries can taint the main
 binary as well as static can.

Take care,