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

This is not legal advice, I am not a lawyer.

On Thu, 13 Feb 2003, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-02-12 at 22:21, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > What is the currently recommended method for adding a linking
> > exception (say with OpenSSL) to a program licensed under the GPL?
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#WritingFSWithNFLibs

Mikael, if you could get Bo to change his copyright statement to this,
[as recommended in the link Anthony provided] that should clear up the
licensing issue, without having to modify the GPL. [And it would avoid
having lintian complain...]

Copyright (C) 2002 Bo Lincoln <lincoln@lysator.liu.se>

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at
your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307

In addition, as a special exception, Bo Lincoln gives permission to
link the code of this program with the OpenSSL library (or with
modified versions of OpenSSL that use the same license as OpenSSL),
and distribute linked combinations including the two. You must obey
the GNU General Public License in all respects for all of the code
used other than OpenSSL. If you modify this file, you may extend this
exception to your version of the file, but you are not obligated to do
so. If you do not wish to do so, delete this exception statement from
your version.


Don Armstrong

Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien
a ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien a retrancher.
(Perfection is apparently not achieved when nothing more can be added,
but when nothing else can be removed.)
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupe'ry, Terres des Hommes


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