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



On Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:56:39 +0800 Paul Wise wrote:

[...]
> 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.

I was pondering over this issue and I seemed to remember I had seen an
opposite opinion.

Now I've just found where I saw that opinion: it was quoted on
debian-legal [1] back in 2007. Brett Smith (FSF Licensing Compliance
Engineer) stated that OpenSSL does not qualify as (GPLv3) "System
Library".

[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/07/msg00194.html



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