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Re: CUPS and OpenSSL

On Fri, May 03, 2002 at 02:44:03PM -0500, Jeff Licquia wrote:
> The short synopsis: CUPS is GPL and can link against OpenSSL.  Easy
> Software Products has provided me with a license clause to handle that
> situation.  What do you think?
>     In addition, as the copyright holder of CUPS, Easy Software Products
>     grants the following special exception:
>         Easy Software Products explicitly allows the compilation and
>         distribution of the CUPS software with the OpenSSL Toolkit.
>         The requirement for disclosure of the use of OpenSSL in
>         CUPS-derived software is not deemed by Easy Software
>         Products to constitute a violation of the distribution
>         terms of the GNU GPL, since the GNU GPL specifically
>         requires acknowledgement of the original copyright holder
>         in derived works.

I'd think it would be better to drop the last six lines; legally, all it
can do is complicate any dispute. However, in any situation not
involving lawyers filing brief and counter brief with a judge, it's the
same thing. I don't see any problem with it.

David Starner - starner@okstate.edu
"It's not a habit; it's cool; I feel alive. 
If you don't have it you're on the other side." 
- K's Choice (probably referring to the Internet)

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