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Re: Status of Sarge Release Issues (Updated for May)

Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> wrote:
> On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 08:11:50AM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
>> Drew Scott Daniels <umdanie8@cc.umanitoba.ca> wrote:
>> [...]
>>> 3 MySQL 4: http://packages.qa.debian.org/m/mysql-dfsg.html (note the
>>> current license RC bug on libmysqlclient12, it isn't lgpl and there's
>>> openssl vs gpl license issues)
>> [...]
>> Afaict this is fixed, Upstream has granted permission to link "with
>> our GPL library with any true OpenSource package (OSI guidelines)."

> It is not quite as simple as this, is it?  Adding certain exceptions to the
> GPL can make the resulting license incompatible with the original GPL.

Hmm, I think you've got a point, the "just add an OpenSSL exception to
the license" procedure doesn't work if other GPL'ed stuff
(mysql-server) is included.

Lets take this to -legal, Mail-Followup-To is set accordingly.
              cu andreas

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