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

On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 11:50:47AM +0200, Miriam Ruiz wrote:
> 2008/6/10 Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>:
> > On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 11:43:53PM -0500, William Pitcock wrote:
> >
> >> * URL             : http://www.ircd-charybdis.net
> >> * License         : GPL
> >>
> >> Like oftc-hybrid, I intend to link this to OpenSSL. Since nobody
> >> seems to care about that, I'm going to assume that it's OK.
> >
> > People DO care, and it is not OK. Linking with OpenSSL is only allowed
> > if there is an exemption to the license of charybdis that explicitly
> > allows linking to the OpenSSL. See for example this page which gives a
> > nice summary and links to some related debian-legal emails:
> >
> > http://www.gnome.org/~markmc/openssl-and-the-gpl.html
> I don't know if it's possible, but you might want to try to link it to
> GNUTLS [1] instead.

GNUTLS has an OpenSSL portability layer, but it is not complete.  It would
require some porting work.

Btw, the build system in ircd-charybdis considers OpenSSL an optional
dependency.  If it's an optional feature, why not just disable it untill a
better solution is found?

Robert Millan

<GPLv2> I know my rights; I want my phone call!
<DRM> What good is a phone call… if you are unable to speak?
(as seen on /.)

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