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Re: [hpoj-devel] Re: Bug#147430: hpoj: Linking against OpenSSL licensing modification (GPL)

On Wed, May 22, 2002 at 09:00:29PM +1000, Mark Purcell wrote:
>However by the letter of the GPL no one is currently allowed to 
>link OpenSSL with hpoj as OpenSSL is not GPL compatible, to allow such 
>linking requires express excemption from yourself. 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the GPL says that no one can *release*
a copy of hpoj linked to OpenSSL.  They can certainly use hpoj linked
to OpenSSL.  Of course, that doesn't help you as the guy who is trying
to package up hpoj for debian.  But if I want to link hpoj to OpenSSL,
there's nothing in my reading of the GPL that prevents me.  I simply
can't release any such code to anyone else.

Or have I misread the GPL?

- Mark

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