Re: [PATCH] License exception for OpenSSL (was Re: Linking Nessus with OpenSSL)
On Wed, Jun 26, 2002 at 01:08:42AM +0200, Renaud Deraison wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 25, 2002 at 07:04:32PM -0400, Simon Law wrote:
> > Just touching base with you regarding the license conflict with
> > OpenSSL. Have you had a chance to talk to your lawyer? I'm not
> > pushing, but I'd like to remind you that there is still a legal problem
> > with distributing copies of Nessus linked to OpenSSL.
> I did not find the time to see my lawyer yet. I'll try to get the
> problem solved next week (and for some reason, I really need my lawyer's
> advice on this).
I hope you're doing well. Were you able to find acceptable
terms that allow a GPL exception that allows us to link with the OpenSSL
library? I know you thought the standard FSF exception had a legal
loophole that you were uncomfortable including. I'd like to remind you
that Debian cannot distribute a version of Nessus 1.2.x with SSL support
because of the GPL violation that would entail.
To refresh your memory, we need your explicit permission to link
with OpenSSL. As well, that exception clause must be removable so that
Nessus reverts to pure GPL, so that Nessus will remain Free.
Thanks for all your time and effort. I certainly look forward
to the day that Debian can legally distribute Nessus with SSL support!
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