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Re: linking to libssl makes non free?

On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 02:24:44PM -0400, Jiann-Ming Su wrote:
> But, OpenSSL's FAQ seems to address this: 
>   http://www.openssl.org/support/faq.html#LEGAL2

yes, but debian has taken a slightly more conservative view, because
openssl is not considered part of the "Operating System" but just
another piece of software, thus the need for something more, mentioned in
paragraph three of that mini-FAQ:

	If you develop open source software that uses OpenSSL, you may
	find it useful to choose an other license than the GPL, or state
	explicitly that "This program is released under the GPL with the
	additional exemption that compiling, linking, and/or using
	OpenSSL is allowed." If you are using GPL software developed by
	others, you may want to ask the copyright holder for permission
	to use their software with OpenSSL.



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