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Re: Is this OK to get httperf back into main?



On Wed, 29 Jun 2005 15:01:51 -0400 Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:

> Is this OK to get httperf back into main?

Assuming that

 * httperf is currently released under the GNU GPL v2
 * the only issue that bans httperf from main is its linking against
   OpenSSL
 * every copyright holder has agreed to grant a link exception
 * httperf does not include or link against any other purely GPL'd work
   (i.e. with no link exception for OpenSSL) 

then yes, it seems that an appropriate link exception would suffice.

[...]
> "In addition, as a special exception, the copyright holders
> give permission to link the code of httperf with the OpenSSL

I think that an

  s/of httperf/of this work/

would improve the exception, as it would apply even to a
differently-named modified version of httperf. 

> project's "OpenSSL" library (or with modified versions of it
> that use the same license as the "OpenSSL" library), and
> distribute the linked executables.

Following
http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl-faq.html#GPLIncompatibleLibs,
the canonical phrasing suggests an

  s/the linked executables/linked combinations including the two/

> You must obey the GNU
> General Public License in all respects for all of the code
> used other than "OpenSSL".  If you modify this file, you may
> extend this exception to your version of the file, but you
> are not obligated to do so.  If you do not wish to do
> so, delete this exception statement from your version."




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