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Re: OpenSSL license incompatibility

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Am Mittwoch, 31. Juli 2002 01:08 schrieb Daniel Schepler:
> Hendrik Sattler <ubq7@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de> writes:
> > Am Dienstag, 30. Juli 2002 02:24 schrieb Daniel Schepler:
> > > Something has been bothering me about the KDE packages...  The OpenSSL
> > > license is incompatible with the GPL, but Konqueror et al use the
> >
> > Can you actually tell me, where it is incompatible? If GPL is that
> > restriktive, then why is the software shipped with it called "free"?
> As I understand it, the problem is that the OpenSSL license requires
> you to include an "obnoxious advertising clause" in any software
> linked against it.  However, the GPL requires that any program linked
> against a GPL'd library must be distributable under the terms of the
> GPL.  Hence the conflict, since the GPL doesn't require any such
> advertising of the OpenSSL project and eay.

That seems very childish to me. But many other things also do that, 
especially when it comes to licences and similar things.
It's like: "Me, me, it wrote that, I want to be mentioned so everybody 
knows." That's behaviour in early teen age...


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