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Re: orphaning fetchmail

Raul Miller <moth@debian.org> writes:

> A tempting idea: start a project derived from ssleay, and reimplement
> openssl.

I believe openssl inherits most of its GPL-incompatible clauses from
ssleay.  For example, I have an old copy of fcrypt.c, which is part of
Eric Young's libdes, which includes:

 * 3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software
 *    must display the following acknowledgement:
 *    "This product includes cryptographic software written by
 *     Eric Young (eay@mincom.oz.au)"
 *    The word 'cryptographic' can be left out if the rouines from the library
 *    being used are not cryptographic related :-).

which is the BSD advertising clause that is incompatible with the GPL.

There's also:

 * The licence and distribution terms for any publically available version or
 * derivative of this code cannot be changed.  i.e. this code cannot simply be
 * copied and put under another distribution licence
 * [including the GNU Public Licence.]

which I would read as being GPL-incompatible in the opposite
direction, because the GPL adds additional restrictions (must provide
source) and changes the distribution terms.

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