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Re: GPL, OpenSSL and Non-Free

* Paul Hampson:

> As I understand it, the issue is that anything in the Debian
> archive is considered to be distributed with Debian, and so
> the GPL's exception for libraries that come with the OS
> doesn't apply since the application also comes with the OS.
> (In GPL's terms, the OS comes with the application)
> However, non-free is not part of Debian (as per the social
> contract) so it would be OK to put GPL'd programs that
> depend on OpenSSL into non-free?

I suppose, that in the GPL sense, non-free *is* part of Debian.

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