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Re: GPL-licensed packages with depend-chain to OpenSSL

On Sat, Sep 04, 2004 at 04:42:00PM +0200, Claus Färber wrote:
> curl-ssl might even be GPL-free if distributed with GnuTLS' OpenSSL- 
> emulation.
> IMO, this is a clear sign that an OpenSSL-compatible library should be  
> considered part of the operating system.

Huh?  Whether such a library is "normally distributed with the major
components of the operating system" isn't related to the existance of
emulation libraries.

That doesn't matter, though.  Debian is never eligible to use the "operating
system" exception, due to "unless that component itself accompanies the

Glenn Maynard

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