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Re: More fun with NTLM: Unicode support

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 03:30:05 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 6 Oct 2009, Joshua Kwan wrote:

>> Not to GPL infect default configuration perhaps?
> Oh, I see. But it seems like libiconv is LGPL licensed. Is that still bad?

For lots of users it is, yes. We don't want to have anything core libcurl to
rely on anything (L)GPL licensed.

> I've never looked at the source code before, so I could theoretically do a
> cleanroom utf-8 -> utf-16 conversion function and BSD license it..

I would also assume that a "plain" utf-8 -> utf-16 conversion function would
be MUCH smaller and simpler than iconv is...

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