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Re: GPL-3 & openssl: provide a -nossl variant for a library

On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 4:11 PM, Florian Weimer wrote:

> But Fedora, whose policies Richard Fontana helped to shape over the
> years, considers OpenSSL to be a library covered by the system library
> exception.

We discussed this on #faif[1] and:

Richard Fontana says the OpenSSL-system library exception thing is
misattributed to him and he addressed this quite directly in his
FOSDEM talk last February. He had no other comments.


Bradley Kuhn says that for GPLv2-only works Debian should not consider
OpenSSL to be a system library but for works where the GPLv3 can
apply, SSL/TLS is likely a "Standard Interface" and thus subject to
the "System Library" exception.

1. The IRC channel for the Free as in Freedom oggcast: http://faif.us/



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