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Re: openssl vs. GPL question

You might also observe the comments at
http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=6924 and
http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=8508 regarding MySQL's retreat, first
from providing OpenSSL-enabled binaries, and then from referencing
OpenSSL in the server source code.  Any bets on whether there was a
quid pro quo involved when Eben Moglen submitted an affidavit in
Progress Software v. MySQL?

Pity the MySQL folks; Progress Software were the ones who encouraged
them to switch to the GPL in the first place, and when that
relationship went bad, they fell right in with the FSF.  Switching to
YaSSL is going to cost them when it comes to DoD use of MySQL, since
some gutsy folks at the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support
program are going through FIPS 140-2 validation on OpenSSL with
financing from the usual suspects (mostly IBM and HP); see
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/7644 .

- Michael

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