Re: A Pragmatic Approach to OpenSSL/Mutt License Incompatibility [Was: Re: orphaning fetchmail]
On Sat, Dec 16, 2000 at 03:04:07PM -0500, Brian Ristuccia wrote:
> You're asserting that programs that talk via the loopback adaptor (or is it
> TCP/IP in general) must have compatible licenses. That's just not true.
> Debian uses stunnel and sslwrap to wrap all sorts of services in this manner
> without any regard to the licenses of either package. And with good reason
> too. Licenses don't matter when the programs are used together - only when
> they're combined to form a derived work which is then distributed.
Uh.. you're right that the technology doesn't matter. The details of
what technology is implemented doesn't matter one way or the other except
where copyright law specifically mentions something about that technology.
However: one of the issues we're talking about is how we might distribute
mutt such that it can use ssl for mail pickup.