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.