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Re: Netatalk and SSL

On 6/18/06, Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.iki.fi> wrote:
The OpenSSL license is incompatible with the GPL. A GPL application
needs an addition to its license that allows linking with OpenSSL. Some
application authors do that and then Debian (or anyone) can distribute
the apps (in a binary form); some don't, or haven't yet, and those apps
Debian doesn't distribute.

The other alternative is to port it to another SSL library, like
Mozilla NSS or GnuTLS. Most of the time the SSL code is not terribly
complicated and the port is fairly straight-forward.

Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog@gmail.com> http://svana.org/kleptog/

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