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Re: GNU TLS OpenSSL compatibility layer under GPL, not LGPL

On Thursday 16 January 2003 02:50, Shaul Karl wrote:
>   Can someone explain what is the problem with the following situation?
> In particular, why it is important here to have the OpenSSL layer
> relicense under the LGPL?

According to the FSF, linking a GPL library is the equivalent of preparing a 
derived work.  Thus if you link a GPL library your entire application becomes 
GPL.  This means a GPL library is useless to many, many applications both 
free and proprietary.

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