Re: Would cxxtools need an exception for libssl too?
"Kari Pahula" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
I've an ITP, #366834, on a library called cxxtools (which already
created a bit of controversy on -devel). The reason I'm packaging
cxxtools is because tntnet (ITP #361010) uses it.
Both are licensed under GPLv2 or later.
Tntnet links to libssl, which is GPL-incompatible. Upstream already
added an exception to tntnet to allow linking to libssl, but would
cxxtools need one also? Both have the same upstream.
Would this scenario imply libssl+cxxtools to be a derived work?
Hmm... RMS would probably say so. Others may disagree. The safest bet is
to ask upstream for a licence exception.