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ircd-hybrid and OpenSSL

Hello debian-legal,

It was recently brought to my attention that my package, ircd-hybrid,
currently in the archive under main/net, needs to be corrected one way 
or another due to its use of OpenSSL for encrypted server-to-server 
connections. The source itself is licensed under pure GPLv2.

Marco D'Itri told me that I should be able to do one of the following:

1) Talk with upstream (which I am a part of) and get the consensus to 
amend the license of present and future releases like so:

"This program is licensed under the GNU General Public License, with the 
exception that linking against the OpenSSL libraries is allowed."

2) Rewrite the crypto backend to use GNU TLS.

I would much prefer to do the former, to say the least. Can you please 
advise on the wording of the amendment if it is a suitable alternative 
to rewriting a large amount of code?

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