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Re: Netatalk and OpenSSL licencing

On 2004-08-09 13:55:01 +0100 Freek Dijkstra <debian_public@macfreek.nl> wrote:

Netatalk is absolutely NO derivate of openssl.

From a quick inspection, I don't think that will be true for all of a netatalk binary compiled with openssl-related parts enabled. I think you realised this in your later message.

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#GPLIncompatibleLibs [...]
However, I do not entirally understand what is being said there.

I don't think OpenSSL is *normally* distributed with the major components of the debian operating system, so that doesn't apply. It is only a standard priority package in the utils section, not a required or even important priority. Sorry.

A couple of bits from the other subthread:

http://www.openssl.org/support/faq.html#LEGAL2 OpenSSL doesn't give that permission - they just claim it's not needed for any major distribution. I assume we're not major in their eyes then. :-/

It is sad that despite all copyright holders are more then willing to
co-operate, there still is something holding them back.

Please attribute the fault to whoever you like, but not the copyright

You wrote that it's impractical to contact all copyright holders, so how can you make this conclusion safely about all of them? You seem to be exaggerating, so I think I'm right to doubt your "NO derivative work" conclusion: is that a similar exaggeration?

I don't think there's much point in attributing "fault" for this situation anyway. It still won't get the permission.

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