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Re: Bug#485553: ITP: charybdis -- fast, scalable irc server

On Tue, 2008-06-10 at 10:46 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > - oftc-hybrid (impossible to get an exception, dead contributors)
>  *  As a special exception, the authors give permission to link the
> code of this
>  *  release of oftc-hybrid with the OpenSSL project's "OpenSSL"
> library (or
>  *  with modified versions of it that use the same license as the
> "OpenSSL"
>  *  library), and distribute the linked executables.  You must obey
> the GNU
>  *  General Public License in all respects for all of the code used
> other than
>  *  "OpenSSL".  If you modify the code, you may extend this exception
> to your
>  *  version of the files, but you are not obligated to do so.  If you
> do not
>  *  wish to do so, delete this exception statement from your version.

You've been conned. OFTC-Hybrid is based on Hybrid which is based on 2.8
and therefore cannot add such an exception; it is effectively in the
same boat that charybdis is in. I could lie and add the same exception
to my debian/copyright too, but it wouldn't be true and it wouldn't be
right to do so.

Furthermore, a grep of that string in the source brings no results other
than debian/copyright, which demonstrates that nothing actually HAS this
exception anyway:

nenolod@petrie:~/oftc-hybrid-1.6.3.dfsg$ grep "As a special exception,
the authors give permission" * -R
debian/copyright: *  As a special exception, the authors give permission
to link the code of this

At any rate, I intend to wait until version 3.1 of charybdis anyway now,
which has a GNUTLS backend (I've written it, and it just needs to be


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