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Re: GPL, OpenSSL and Non-Free

Don Armstrong wrote:

However, I've maintained that even if that is the case, we still can't
activate this clause because OpenSSL is not "normally distributed (in
either source or binary form) with the major components".

That seems to be the easier half. The major components of Debian are typically distributed via either HTTP/FTP or CD.

On the full CD set, you will naturally find OpenSSL. Thus, here it is distributed w/ the major components. This is the one official CD set. [On the smaller businesscard CD, I think you do to (not sure --- would have to check)]

On the HTTP/FTP servers, you will also find openssl. If we assume that things that accompany (as in GPL 3(b)) are distributed with, then just like the source code found on those servers, openssl is distributed along with the major components.

Of course, the problem is that non-free is on the same FTP server.

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