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Re: Bug#180798: ITP: multisync -- A program to syncronize PIM data

[Mikael, I'm sending this query both to you and -legal, and setting
the Mail-Followup-To: on the assumption that you're not subscribed to
-legal as well. Please correct me if I have assumed incorrectly.]

What is the currently recommended method for adding a linking
exception (say with OpenSSL) to a program licensed under the GPL?

I tried to find an example in the archives of a proper application of
an exception, however, I was unable to find it. [References to
applicable discussions appreciated.]

Specifically, altering the GPL itself to add the exception seems to
clearly violate the copyright statement (underlined below) of the GPL

I would gather that an addition to the copyright statement with the
stipulation given in multisync's 2(d) would be acceptable, but I'm not
aware of the precedence in cases like this.

On Wed, 12 Feb 2003, Mikael Andersson wrote:
> 		       Version 2, June 1991
>  Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
>  of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
>     d) OpenSSL Toolkit License Exception; You are explicitly allowed 
>     to compile and distribute the MultiSync software with the OpenSSL 
>     Toolkit.

Thank you, Mikael, for working with upstream and -legal on this issue.

Don Armstrong

You could say she lived on the edge... Well, maybe not exactly on the edge,
just close enough to watch other people fall off.
  -- hugh macleod http://www.gapingvoid.com/batch8.htm


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