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Re: What should be in debian/copyright when a gpl source now depends on openssl?

On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 05:04:24PM +0200, shaulka@012.net.il wrote:
>   I am not sure the subject accurately reflects the body of this message.
>   Narcis Ilisei has the copyright to inadyn. He released it under the gpl.
> The source that he wrote is an http client of some sort Aand depends
> only on libc. Now opendns.com offers to download a modified version. 
> Their version adds an https support. I couldn't see any copyright notice
> for their version. opendns's version depends on
>                               -lcurl -lssl -lcrypto -ldl -lz -lkrb5support
> , where ssl is provided by openssl.
>   Can debian distributes opendns's version? Assuming that opendns
> wrote their modifications by themselves, What should be put in
> debian/copyright?
>   Is the following appropriate as debian/copyright:
>     Thu, 22 Feb 2007 06:15:15 -0700
>     Home page is http://inadyn.ina-tech.net .
>     Upstream Author: Copyright (C) 2003-2005 Narcis Ilisei,
>                                          <inarcis2002@hotpop.com>
>                                  Copyright (C) 2006-2007 http://www.opendns.com
> License:
>   Copyright (C) 2003-2005 Narcis Ilisei
>   Copyright (C) 2006-2007 http://www.opendns.com
>   This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
>   the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
>   Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later
>   version.
>   This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
>   ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS
>   FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more
>   details.
>   You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with
>   this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple
>   Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA
>   On Debian systems, the full text of the GNU General Public License
>   may be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.
That won't work as there is no SSL excpetion for the GPL.  You can check
the copyright file for the httperf to see how I handled this same issue.
There are others, but that is the only one I can think of off the top of
my head.



Roberto C. Sanchez

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