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Re: monit: GPL and OpenSSL..

On Tue, Apr 22, 2003 at 01:46:18PM +0200, Fredrik Steen wrote:
> One of the packages I maintain is monit[0], they now have a long awaited
> feature using SSL. I have read that GPL and OpenSSL is not compatible and have
> been mailing with the developers of monit. They asked if was okay for "Debian"
> to add add this to the license:
> """
> This program is  released under the GPL with the additional exemption that
> compiling, linking, and/or using OpenSSL is allowed.
> """

> Would this be sufficient for Debian?

The above doesn't actually add anything to the rights already granted by
the GPL.  The specific permission that's missing is *redistribution* of
binaries linked against OpenSSL, so that's what their exemption needs to

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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