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Re: Bacula and OpenSSL

On Monday 16 July 2007 17:15, Shane M. Coughlan wrote:
> Hi Kern
> Kern Sibbald wrote:
> > Yes, and in addition, after Josselin's email, I did a bit of research, and 
> > at least one of the files that we use (fnmatch.c), the FSF license was
> > changed from GPL to LGPL sometime in 2004 the best I can tell.
> > Unfortunately, we are still using the old GPL'ed version rather than the
> > newer LGPL'ed version.
> > While it would be best to convert to the newer version, it is not so easy 
> > the we have made some modifications to the old one to support Win32 
> > (stupid difference of path separators, ...).
> > Question: for old GPL'ed versions of fnmatch.c and fnmatch.h that we are 
> > copyrighted in 1997 by FSF, would it be possible to modify them to use the
> > LGPL as you are currently doing?
> > That would give me a bit of breathing room (i.e. no recoding for the 
> > Long term, I am probably going to use your newer LGPLed version since it
> > supports UTF-8, but that will take some modifications and lots of testing.
> FSF would need to answer this question directly.  FSF and FSFE are
> sister organisations but we are administratively separate.  I will pass
> this question onward off-list. :)

OK, understood thanks.  This is not really extremely urgent since its 
determination will not change the immenent 2.2.0 release.

> > However, one important issue to work through is Josselin's claim that due 
> > the wording in GPL v3, I could switch to it, and it would be OK to link
> > OpenSSL in as shared objects.
> I am discussing this with Brett Smith at the moment.

Thanks. This point is important (pressing) as it could provide a quick 
solution for Debian.

Best regards,


> Regards
> Shane
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