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Re: System libraries and the GPLv2

 ❦ 30 mars 2017 10:46 +0300, Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.fi> :

>> As Carlos, it's hard for me to believe anyone will object to OpenSSL
>> linking, all the more when they implemented the support for it.
> A compication in this is that even though the developers of a program
> would be happy with linking to OpenSSL, people who've written other
> libraries the program uses, or other code included in the program, may
> not be. I'm such a person. If some code I've released some code under
> GPL2 (only), and you link use it in a way that causes it to be linked
> with OpenSSL without asking me, you'll make me unhappy. I'm unlikely
> to sue you (life is too short), but I might grumble lengthily into my
> cup of tea.

Well, that's really new to me. Why would you object to link to OpenSSL?
Follow each decision as closely as possible with its associated action.
            - The Elements of Programming Style (Kernighan & Plauger)

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