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Re: Freeradius and Debian

On Sat, Nov 23, 2002 at 01:57:17PM -0500, Chad Miller wrote:
> However, _now_ there might be some possible legal problems with it.  The
> postgresql driver links against libssl, which has a license that forbids
> linking against GPL'd code.

> I'm CCing debian-legal list to get opinions on whether linking against libpg,
> which then requires linking against libssl, is verboten.

Indirect linking is still linking, and the GPL prohibits linking with
code and distributing the binaries if the other code can't also be
distributed under the terms of the GPL.  Either the freeradius
postgresql module cannot be distributed, or a version of the postgresql
libs that don't link against libssl must be made available (either by
stripping out ssl support, or by using gnutls).

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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