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

On Fri, Sep 10, 2004 at 05:15:04PM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 10, 2004 at 04:38:04PM -0400, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> > So, you don't need an extreme example.  It's perfectly valid for one to
> > take Emacs, link it against OpenSSL, and distribute binaries, as long as
> > OpenSSL doesn't accompany it.

> In the U.S., at least, "linking it against OpenSSL" probably counts as
> "accompanying it", even if the binaries for the OpenSSL library do not
> appear on the same distribution media as the binaries for Emacs.

Why?  The plain-English meaning of the phrase "accompanies the
executable" would imply no such thing, and would in fact appear to be
contrary to the intent of this part of the license.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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