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Re: Linking Nessus with OpenSSL

On Wed, 15 May 2002, Branden Robinson wrote:
> [ nessus.org addresses not Cc'ed ]
> On Wed, May 15, 2002 at 07:13:15PM -0400, Simon Law wrote:
> > As well, to keep Nessus free, you should also put in a clause allowing
> > anyone else to remove this exemption in their derivative works.
> Just FYI...
> This isn't solely a matter of keeping Nessus free.  If the copyright
> holder takes the position that licensees may *not* remove the
> OpenSSL-linking exception, then they are suspending the application of
> the GPL to Nessus altogether.  See clauses 6 and 7 of the GPL.
> So, essentially, we *must* have the exception if we are to link against
> OpenSSL, and apart from that, any exception *must* be able to be
> discarded by licensees.

	You'll be glad to know that Renaud has agreed to change the
license of Nessus.  I have submitted the relevant patches to GPLed code
so that we can link with OpenSSL properly.

> (BTW, thanks for taking the initiative on this, Simon.)

	You're welcome!  Always glad to help.


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