Re: GPL, OpenSSL and Non-Free
On Wed, 29 Dec 2004, Raul Miller wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 29, 2004 at 04:47:06PM -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > Unfortunatly, it is not clear that openssl is normally distributed
> > with the other components, as we do not require that people
> > actually install openssl.
> Except, "we do not require require people actually install openssl"
> isn't an issue for the GPL special exception.
It gets at the core question of whether or not openssl is normally
distributed with the core components of the OS itself, which is the
issue for the special exception.
Since we don't require that openssl be installed, I'm not sure that we
can convincingly argue that it's actually normally distbruted with the
core components of the OS itself.
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