Re: orphaning fetchmail
On Sat, Dec 16, 2000 at 01:21:56PM +1300, Carey Evans wrote:
> 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 (email@example.com)"
> * The word 'cryptographic' can be left out if the rouines from the library
> * being used are not cryptographic related :-).
That's a variant on the BSD licensing clause, which is annoying, but not
> 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.]
I didn't notice the explicit "ssleay can't be used with the GPL" -- yeah,
this means it would have to be re-implemented from scratch (perhaps
grabbing some code from analogous but differently licensed products).
What I was noticing was the added distribution terms for OpenSSL.