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Re: openssl and GPL

On Sun, 2002-04-21 at 02:15, Brian May wrote:

> I normally like the GPL, but I find it a bit irratating that I can't
> take some GPL program, and link it against Heimdal (which happens to
> be linked against OpenSSL), without express permission from all the
> copyright holders of the GPL software. In fact, I would argue that this
> goes against the goals of the GPL.

The GPL was designed to prevent redistributors from adding additional
restrictions.  An advertising clause is another restriction.

You might want to get upstream to look into using GNUTLS.


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